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  • 04/09/2016

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 1 of 539

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    Bang for the buck

    i just got accepted into the honors college at florida state university, april 2016 and so excited to be a seminole!!! i visited the fsu campus with my high school varsity tennis team to play in competition and watch a fsu matches. the campus is gorgeous and i know i will fit in perfectly. i plan to major in finance/business, get an mba or attend fsu law school. i am also eager to get involved on campus with a fraternity and off campus with an internship along with community service. now a nole !!!

    In three sentences

    i just got accepted into the honors college at florida state university, april 2016 and so excited to be a seminole!!! i visited the fsu campus with my high school varsity tennis team to play in competition and watch a fsu matches. the campus is gorgeous and i know i will fit in perfectly. i plan to major in finance/business, get an mba or attend fsu law school. i am also eager to get involved on campus with a fraternity and off campus with an internship along with community service. now a nole !!!

  • 03/30/2016

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 of 539

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    Campus Safety

    i really enjoyed the safety feature they have here that lights up at the press of a button and instantly calls campus police, there's one on almost every corner!

    Food and Dining

    there's a lot of shops around the campus, and a lot of good food in the area. my favorites were the sweet shop right off campus, and wells brothers bar and grill (also known as monk's). there's also a lot of good sushi places, sandwich shops, and other cafes. it also has an insomnia cookie shop, which delivers fresh cokkies at 3 a.m !

    Dorm Life

    the new dorms there are suite style and have decent living space. the closets are fairly big, and the beds have a lot of storage space underneath. seemed very clean, and the "common room" areas were very open with lots of windows in the dorm we toured.

    Academic Rigor

    i was told about all the standards they have, as well as the type of classes provided. i was even handed sheets informing me of my intended majors.

    In three sentences

    this was a great tour and admissions information session, the campus is absolutely beautiful. i loved it there. everyone was very nice and sweet there, great people who will answer any questions you have.

  • 01/23/2016

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 of 539

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    If you are interested in the Film School make sure you take the tour. That program is amazing but the admission is very different than the main FSU application. And do it early - the application is due by Oct 15.

  • 12/30/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 4 of 539

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I've never had an issue on or around campus

    Greek Life

    Huge here at FSU, there's a fraternity or sorority for nearly everyone. I definitely recommend rushing to figure out if it's for you or not.

    Great for these types of students

    Pretty much anyone, but definitely for those who are social and ready to go out and meet a ton of new, awesome people

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Jump in the fountain for your 21st birthday. The Strip has been known to get weird.

    What to do for fun

    Club sports, bars, Greek life, visiting the Rez, various parks and rec leagues around Tallahassee

    Food and Dining

    Food is pretty good in the dining halls, but the Union and other on campus options are great.

    Academic Rigor

    Financial Accounting is rough for most people, but if you actually attend class and do all the homework, you're guaranteed to pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come visit! Take advantage of all the specialized offices (ie: Career Center), and go out and meet people.

    In three sentences

    Awesome school to attend; I transferred from University of Missouri and couldn't be happier. Most everyone is friendly, and classes are challenging yet rewarding.

  • 12/30/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 5 of 539

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is getting better and better. There are blue lights all over campus and after dark there is a safe bus that will pick you up and take you around campus. The campus police are vigilant and work hard to keep the students safe, they also offer self-defense training to the students. Just use common sense when traveling around campus and you'll do fine.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On your 21st birthday you get thrown into the fountain.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do on campus! There's bowling, paint a pot, market Wednesdays, football and baseball games you can attend. As long as you keep your eyes out for the notices you should be able to find something fun to do on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The campus has a wide verity of restaurants you can choose from, most are really good, though a few are rather lacking.

    Academic Rigor

    Its college and its not easy, but it is rewarding. Don't stress to much, just make sure you keep up with your work, go to classes, and ask for help if you need it (there's no shame in not understanding something).

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't fall behind in your school work! This is college, not high school, you need to keep up with your work because there will be a lot of it. Take your classes seriously and get to know your teachers, doing this will help you later on when you need references.

    In three sentences

    Its a beautiful campus, with almost always something going on. The teachers are well informed in their fields and are willing to work with their students. Its a great school that will open up many doors to opportunities for its students.

  • 12/20/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 539

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    FSU PD roams the campus at all times, maybe focusing too much on crimes not as important as bigger ones. While they do protect us students and have been on point with various occasions (PD was at the shooting in Strozier Library within 2 minutes), they have also caught my friends, or rather, given my friends charges for things they did not do or were not worth the charge. For example, I've heard and known people who get in trouble for doing something that they weren't a part of didn't have the intention to and get arrested or receive a charge. In summary, the PD in Tallahassee is quick and do their job well. Maybe too well at times but rather safe than sorry. They don't play around.

    Greek Life

    I do not know much about greek life. We do have a large amount of students involved in greek life and participate in many different organizations and causes.

    Clubs and Activities

    With over 700 clubs and organizations, everyone finds their niche. We also have the center for leadership and social change that holds all kinds of service based programs and events. Many of these organizations have raised TONS of money and helped many people in different ways. I thought that with 3 schools in such a small town, jobs would be hard to find but I've easily found many places hiring. Also, statistically, we have a high amount of students who study abroad vs the national average of students who study abroad and have done research in many prestigious programs.

    Great for these types of students

    Party animals, motivated workers, enjoy fast changing weather (rainy half the day and humid and sunny the rest then freezing the next day), and fun at heart people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If it's your birthday, make sure to swing by Westcott fountain, or get thrown in by friends. Puppies are always at Landis and jumping in the fountain. Religious extremists are usually speaking in the free speech zone and Save the Clitorises guy plays his guitar next to HCB sometimes.

    Bang for the buck

    From the perspective of a student who has Florida Pre-Paid, this is an incredible opportunity. I always felt like maybe staying in state wasn't the right choice as I could experience so many more new things in other states but * hours from home is far enough. The experiences and resources I have here are more than I could imagine and my tuition is paid for. Now I just have to figure out how to pay for everything else!

    What to do for fun

    During the day, there aren't many things to do. I spend my time going to class, doing errands, or hanging out on Landis Green. During the Summer (or any other hot time during the year) I like going to Wakulla Springs, just 20 minutes away from campus. The school also provides the Rez for students for free. They let us use canoes and other water activity supplies for free. Come night fall, every bar and club in town is bumping with college kids filled to capacity.

    Food and Dining

    Many kids complain about the dining halls but we still eat it. It's not the best but we can definitely hold out until we live off campus. Those who are commuters don't usually eat at the dining halls and eat off campus or at our food court/restaurants like Chilis, Chick-Fil-A, Pollo Tropical, Papa Johns, Freshens, Starbucks, etc.

    Dorm Life

    Compared to other schools, our dorms are very nice. We only have one hall that still has a community style bathroom with the majority of rooms being doubles with a shared bath. The amount of private rooms with private or shared bath are on the rise as well as the amount of renovated halls. Plus, our rooms look like rooms with wood furniture and decorated themes.

    Academic Rigor

    I find my liberal arts classes to be somewhat easy, depending on what class it is. Those who aren't on top of their work will surely pass and those who aren't will most likely pass their classes too.

    Tips for prospective students

    Any high schooler should be excited for college. However, if you're considering FSU, go for it. No matter what kind of person you are, you will find your place in this school and love it. Apply for Summer term since it will prepare you for a real semester in college and introduce you to your new home town.

    In three sentences

    From the moment I step foot on this campus, I fell in love. It's beautiful and the students create a very welcoming environment. The amount of opportunities and resources Florida State has to offer is extremely impressive.

  • 12/15/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 7 of 539

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is customary to be thrown into the Wescott fountain on you birthday.

    What to do for fun

    Well, I found my place at the Tallahassee Rock Gym. But there are parks like Governors, Tom Brown, Levy, and many more. Take a drive to some local sink holes, or to the beach. The lighthouse is not too far, and worth a trip. Of course a full football game day experience is in order.

    Food and Dining

    FSU is constantly expanding the option's spread on campus. Tallahassee, as a city, has a fairly wide array of restaurant options though. Go explore.

    Dorm Life

    It has been years since I lived the dorm life, but it was a blast! I made friends that have faded with time; but ones that are with me everyday.

    Academic Rigor

    I felt challenged in all of my major coursework. But not without tempering. All professors I have dealt with have been very reasonable. Just have to have an open communication with them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not hesitate to talk to your advisers, and the advisers of other majors you have interest in. They are there to help, explain thing, and guide you in the right direction. Do not settle, find your place.

    In three sentences

    Florida State has been a University that has allowed me to explore my potentials and short falls. From the experiences gained here, I will be ready to tackle and conqueror any obstacle that crosses my path. To FSU, where I became me!

  • 12/14/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 8 of 539

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    FSUPD can be spotted driving around campus at all times. We also have light poles set up all around campus in which you can press in case of an emergency, and law enforcement will come immediately. Lastly, FSU also implemented text messages that get sent to every student in case of an emergency/danger on campus, which even includes bad weather conditions.

    Greek Life

    FSU has four greek councils: NPHC, Panhellenic, MGC, and IFC. Each council has really diverse members who often have high academic standards, a plethora of leadership positions on campus, and participate in philanthropies throughout the year. FSU also has fraternities and sororities that identify with your major, volunteer work, etc. The NPHC and MGC organizations can be found strolling during Market Wednesday's in the Union, which features live music with a DJ, and tons of RSO's tabling.

    Clubs and Activities

    The number of clubs and activities at this institution is basically endless (over 600). There is literally a club for ANYTHING that you may be interested in. This can range from clubs dealing with food, dance, service, culture, and more! To top it off, if you don't find a club that's right for you (which is probably impossible at this school), you can start own! The RSO recognition process is super easy and FSU, and it comes with tons of perks!

    Great for these types of students

    - If you are a student who does not have a car, the FSU bus system is amazing. Our busses literally go to almost every off-campus apartment, and even goes all the way to the mall. We even have the Night Nole for late riders, as well as NoleCab. - If you are a student with low finances, there are numerous work-study positions on campus that would love to hire you! - If you are a student that has been a victim to sexual violence or abuse in the past or even recently, we have an amazing Victim's Advocate Program. - If you are a first-generation student, the Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement will make it their duty to make sure you graduate and have all the resources you may need. - If you are a student that has poor sense of direction, use the FSU app. Trust me, the Map was my best friend throughout freshman year! - If you are a student who is just looking for a way to get involved and find your place, contact a Peer Involvement Mentor or join a leadership institute!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I would definitely say, the best tradition that can be found on our campus is that on a student's 21st birthday, they jump into the fountain on Landis green. We also have some cool football traditions, such as our famous War Chant, and Chief Osceola riding Renegade on the football field and planting a spear into the ground at game time!

    Bang for the buck

    Facebook Groups!!!!!! The key to saving money at FSU is joining FACEBOOK GROUPS!!! We have facebook groups that you can join through approval. A few of them would be the Free & For Sale page, Textbook Exchange, Carpool pages, Free Food at FSU, and FSU Craigslist. If you add yourself to all of these pages, you will never find yourself purchasing an expensive textbook, couch, trip home during a semester break, or even buying food on campus. Trust me, this will save your life!

    What to do for fun

    Not only are there numerous registered student organizations that throw events everyday on campus with free food, but FSU also has a bowling alley, paint-a-pot, and free movie theatre on campus! Yeah, I said it....on campus! Also, there are plenty of nearby clubs (both 18+ and 21+) that are walking distance from the campus.

    Food and Dining

    FSU literally has everything you could need on one campus. We have a 2 Starbucks, a Chick-Fil-A, Subway, Polo Tropical, Freshens (smoothies), Papa Johns, Salad Creations, Einsteins, Denny's, a mini grocery store called the Trading Post, Chilli's, and so much more! There are also numerous restaurants in walking distance from the University (so close, it's basically on campus).

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Landis Hall my first semester and it was amazing! The rooms could have 1-3 individuals depending on size, and some rooms had a single bathroom while most shared with one other room. Overall, FSU has recently created new dorms on campus and they are in mint condition. The RA's love what they do, are always friendly, and willing to help!

    Academic Rigor

    Florida State has a high academic standard!!!!! You cannot finesse your way through a degree at Florida State, no matter what your major is! Nonetheless, the professors mostly have open availability for office hours and want you to succeed. Most of my professors have actually been FSU Alum, so that shows you just how much they are committed to being a Seminole. You can mostly identify if you'll have a difficult class by checking out the syllabus, so be sure to read those carefully and ask the professor any questions you may have about the course before drop/add is over!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to ace a difficult course, use academic resources such as the Academic Center for Excellence, the Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement Lab, and the Reading and Writing Center. If you want to become more involved, start by reaching out to a few of the identity-based agencies under the executive branch of SGA, such as Women Student Union, Black Student Union, Asian-American Student Union, Pride Student Union, Hispanic-Latino Student Union, and Veteran Student Union (and no, you don't have to identify with any of these to join...you pay tuition so you're already a member of them all). Last but not least, if you are ever struggling with mental issues or crises at home, check out the Dean of Students Department Case Management Services!

    In three sentences

    Deciding to attend The Florida State University was the best decision I have ever made. Between it's diverse location in a college town (Tallahassee, FL) that is next to an HBCU and a awesome community college, and the one-of-a-kind atmosphere during football season, you will never find another university like this one. The traditions at Florida State and the friendly students, faculty, and staff that fill the campus truly make it a home away from home!

  • 11/27/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 9 of 539

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The FSU Police has blue light stations where you can press the button if there's an emergency and they will come over the intercom to speak with you and arrive to assist you with your situation.

    Greek Life

    There are tons of Fraternities and Sororities, including ones specific to different majors or future career plans.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs and activities, one for every type of person. If you don't find a club you like, you can create one! Market Wednesday in the Student Union showcases the different organizations, and most can be found on Nole Central.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who want to get involved, who want top-rated professors, and stellar research opportunities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Getting thrown in Wescott Fountain on your 21st birthday (or any and every birthday your friends can catch you for).

    Bang for the buck

    The student-centered atmosphere is a huge bonus of Florida State. The academics are taught by excellent professors, and every major has an opportunity to study directly under a professor.

    What to do for fun

    Free movies at the Student Theater, cheap bowling at the on campus bowling alley, new music at Club Downunder in the Student Union, and various events by the Student Union and the many campus ministries.

    Food and Dining

    We have two dining halls - Suwannee and Fresh Foods. Mrs. Killings is the greeter at Suwannee and is the sweetest woman. We have multiple chain restaurant options across campus and near campus, including Chick-fil-a, Chili's, Chipotle, Panera, and an abundance of pizza places.

    Dorm Life

    It largely depends on which dorm you live in. Landis is the most beautiful, and the older the dorm is the less pristine it is. Some dorms have suite-style bathrooms, and some have community style.

    Academic Rigor

    It's a research one university, so many courses are intense. Professors usually are helpful, and you can always go to tutoring or to another professor who teaches the same class for help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep up with coursework, and go to your professors' office hours if you need help. Don't be afraid to go to tutoring, most everyone has at some point in university.

    In three sentences

    A beautiful campus with many opportunities. The faculty are very knowledgeable in their subject areas, and are generally very helpful if you take the time to talk to them. The focus on student life has no comparison.

  • 08/02/2015

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 2 people found this review useful. 10 of 539

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have campus police and emergency buttons all over campus. If you feel like you lost your car, hit the emergency button and campus police will help you until you find it!

    Greek Life

    plenty of Frats and Sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    over 600 clubs and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Preppy students that were popular and involved in their highschool that don't like a huge campus such as UF

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Throw your friends in the pool on their birthday.

    Bang for the buck

    You can easily get scholarships here and the tuition is low too.

    What to do for fun

    All the facilities are free unless a team is practicing at that time. All home sporting events are free. All classes such as zumba yoga workout swimming tennis volleyball camps etc all free with an FSU student ID.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of healthy choices as well as the 1000 Starbucks' on campus. You will learn which places are cheapest and which are more expensive.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm rooms were obviously ugly its college not a penthouse. But you can always jazz up your room and make it a suite.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in your highschool and get your SAT/ACT scores above 1750. Also, Take rigorous coursework at your highschool.

    In three sentences

    Amazing history of the campus. Kind of looks like Hogwarts. Free facilities and free sporting home games

  • 07/03/2015

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There are a number of places to eat with healthy options and are easily accessible from all areas of the campus

    Dorm Life

    Plenty of on campus residency halls and places to study

    Academic Rigor

    There's a lot for everyone here, with plenty of research opportunities and libraries

    Tips for prospective students

    For life science majors -- look into University of Miami medical science facilities, they may be better

    In three sentences

    From what I've found, the physics department here is the best in the Southwest. The campus is home to the Maglab, a national laboratory for superconductor magnets, and it is the first campus in Florida to have some sort of national lab. Facilities are definitely the best among university campuses in FL

  • 06/05/2015

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 12 of 539

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    For many students like myself, this is your top, or one of your top choice universities in which you want to attend. I recommend you to study for the SAT/ACT until you feel confident that you can get a solid 1750 on it between all three sections or a 25/26 for the ACT for freshman applicants. Also, build up your GPA and take sequential courses in a specific field of study for example; if you want to take Spanish, they like to see that you took Spanish I, II, AP Spanish Lang, AP Spanish Lit. It truly shows rigor in your high school career and knowledge in a specific subject. Also, if you are a Florida student ONLY you should look into the CARE Summer Bridge Program. Its a program in which all your costs for the summer are covered for your first summer semester and they truly help you transition to college life and how to succeed up at Florida State and anywhere else you wish to attend afterwards. The requirements are a bit more lenient but they truly look for the top of the top in leadership, academics, community service, and overall quality of the person.

    In three sentences

    FSU is a melting pot of educational options that suit anybody in any interest field. It houses a diverse student body and various on-campus organizations that tailor to the interests of both the students at FSU and their educational qualifications. The campus is beautiful depicting architecture from the past with all the modern commodities of today.

  • 05/29/2015

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    They have some great meal plans.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on which dorm hall you stay in, it can be a pretty good time. I have heard that you have to make the best of it and can't forget that you are on your own.

    Academic Rigor

    I have some friends that are enrolled there that says that it is challenging but nothing to be stressed about.

    In three sentences

    I hear that it is a beautiful campus. I did not have the best grades or test scores, but I was accepted and I plan to start in the fall. FSU is a top 50 public university and its not that expensive.

  • 04/26/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 14 of 539

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Always within eyesight of a blue safety pole and the campus police respond immediately. I feel very safe here, though practicing safety precautions is still a must (Don't go for a walk alone at 4 am... Still use common sense).

    Greek Life

    We have the best Greek life in the state of Florida. The houses are BEAUTIFUL and there are many Greek events throughout each semester.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is something for everyone. Guaranteed. There are hundreds of clubs here and even more activities- It's hard to not get involved with at least one thing.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone and everyone who is willing to work hard and have fun while they're at it. I genuinely believe there is something here for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Getting thrown in the Westcott fountain on your birthday, going to Suwannee just to hear Mrs. Killings say she loves you, and pulling an all-nighter in Strozier at least once.

    Bang for the buck

    Worth every penny.

    What to do for fun

    Landis Green is my favorite place on campus and there is always something going on there- whether it be the hammock people, dogs running around, yoga sessions, larping, or dudes playing guitars. There is also a lot of nightlife in Tallahassee if you are into that, but there is also a lot to do just on campus like cosmic bowling or free concerts every week.

    Food and Dining

    Meal plans, any meal plan, will save your life. You have probably heard horror stories of college dining halls and while I can't honestly say the food is wonderful all the time, there are many options and the convenience is worth it. Plus they offer to-go boxes which is cool.

    Dorm Life

    Made my best friends and best memories in my first year dorm building. Many of the buildings are newer and more are being renovated each year. Definitely would recommend getting the dorm experience!

    Academic Rigor

    I am a Biology major so many of my courses are challenging but as long as you take the time to study the rigor pays off. It is MUCH different than you imagine it will be, no matter how many AP or dual enrollment classes you have taken.

    Tips for prospective students

    Test scores aren't everything. FSU takes a lot of consideration into volunteering and extracurricular activities as well so make sure to include in your application everything you've ever done. The essay is also very heavily weighted so make sure to take that seriously, and don't be afraid to do some background research on the school and what sort of qualities they find most important or things they may love to hear about you (trust me, I did it and got in).

    In three sentences

    Best and most beautiful place in Florida. Everyone is so friendly. Way better than UF.

  • 04/21/2015

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    15 of 539

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Lots of places to go with friends

    Food and Dining

    Food is adequate no matter what college.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are pretty

    Academic Rigor

    Good academics here

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply as early as possible

    In three sentences

    Absolutely beautiful campus!

  • 02/16/2015

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 539

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety/Telephone Poles were everywhere

    Clubs and Activities

    FSU has plenty of athletic and academic clubs to offer.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When it is someone's birthday, it is a tradition to throw them into the fountain.

    Food and Dining

    FSU has lots of dinning options on campus, including several dinning halls and restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    All of the dorms (except for one hall that has community style) are two rooms that share a bathroom. For the most part, they were very spacious, clean, and well kept.

    Academic Rigor

    Florida State puts a huge emphasis on their academics and research; when I first visited the school, the first place the tour guides showed our group was their Chemistry Classrooms!

  • 01/12/2015

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    17 of 539

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    A lot of greek life

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and activities

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing

    Bang for the buck

    Expensive but nice campus

    Food and Dining

    Meal plans are nice and extensive

    Dorm Life

    Dorms and greek live are very extensive

    Academic Rigor

    Hard classes and good rigor

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you like the retro feel of the campus

    In three sentences

    Very nice and has a nice northern feel

  • 01/12/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 539

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Since the library shooting, campus security has increased a bit. There are a lot of blue emergency lights all over campus. Seriously, they're everywhere. Don't walk alone at night, that's not really safe anywhere. We do have a SAFE bus that can pick you up and drop you off anywhere on campus once the sun goes down.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is super important at FSU. Most of the people you meet are going to be involved with Greek life in one way or another. However, joining in on Greek life is not essential to having a good time at school.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's seriously so many clubs, I believe over 600. These clubs cater to all kinds of interests and I'm sure there's something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that enjoy sports, especially football. Students that are outgoing. Students that love clubbing and partying.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Getting tossed in Wescott Fountain on your birthday (especially your 21st)

    Bang for the buck

    If you don't have many scholarships, paying for school is going to be a little tricky. You'll most likely have to take out loans. But I honestly think it's worth it because this school is awesome.

    What to do for fun

    Honestly, most of the students here go clubbing on the weekends. So if that's not your scene, I suggest making friends that also don't like clubbing, or joining clubs that hold events. There is also Club Downunder, located on campus. They always have good performers and musicians coming to play for you, for FREE. So that's always fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is kind of like the cafeteria food from your high school. Unless you eat large amounts and enjoy a buffet type of atmosphere, I would suggest not getting a meal plan, and just buying food on your own that you can make yourself. If your dorm requires you to purchase a meal plan, get the cheapest one.

    Dorm Life

    Most of the dorms have been renovated, so they look newer. Students are usually pretty connected with their living communities. Dorms are an awesome way to make new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be pretty demanding, depending on your major. Especially if you take four or five classes a semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep an open mind when coming to a university. You're going to meet so many different types of people. Also, get out of your comfort zone. You'll definitely have more fun once you do things you've never done before. Just be yourself, people will like you more when you're not pretending to be something you're not. Practice good time management and studying skills, they will come in handy.

    In three sentences

    Florida State feels like a community of students that watch out for each other. Everyone here is proud to be a FSU Seminole. Come here if you want to feel like part of a big 'ol family.

  • 01/04/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 539

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    Campus Safety

    With the recent shooting that happened in our main library on campus we have seen our campusâ??s police department respond to a real crisis situation. Within minutes they were on scene and took quick action in keeping students safe. Students on campus got an emergency alert broadcasted to them via the dormâ??s fire alarms that told them that there was a dangerous situation and to stay indoors. With the response the police gave to this case I can assure that they are able to serve and protect FSU 24/7, no matter what.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is not largely visible on our campus like it is on other campuses around Florida (UCF for example) but there are definitely many fraternities and sororities that are visible on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    At FSU there is a wide variety of clubs that represent many different aspects of life such as ethnicity, sexuality, political views, sports, etc. Being a homosexual I have had the most experience with the PRIDE Student Union which is an LGBTQ+ organization on campus that stands up for the rights of those who are disadvantaged by their sexuality in society. At meeting and function we bring forth serious issues of injustice and inequality whilst making an enjoyable experience for everyone involved. Personally, I can only speak for PRIDE but have heard good things about most of the clubs on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    FSU is good for all types of students that are serious about their future and would like to graduate from a prestigious university. Students who have very good writing skills will thrive here academically and as long as youâ??re a student who is open and accepting you will have no problem fitting in at FSU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In our student union there is a student ran night club. There are events every week there from drag shows to karaoke. A good place if you want to have a good time on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    The best place on campus to get your bang for your buck is at the Student Life Cinema. The cinema is an actual professional level movie theater which every month screens new blockbuster movies. Most importantly the theatre is free to all students and the concessions are very reasonable with $1 popcorn.

    What to do for fun

    Tallahassee being a college town has plenty of fun things to do for college students. If youâ??re athletic and into sports there are intramural teams you can join. There are different teams based on competiveness from casual to serious. Also, there is a bowling alley on campus and is only $1 per game. Also, there are clubs (gay and straight) off campus for people who want to party and have a good time. One of the best places, in my opinion is the Student Life Center which has video gaming and a movie theater.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls around campus are in fairly convenient locations and serve scrumptious food. There are also other restaurants on campus such as Chick-Fil-A, Subway and Chiliâ??s. Those restaurants are covered on the higher up meal plans. I give four stars as the meal plans are rather expensive.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a dorm is a very good transition from living at home to living somewhat independently. At FSU there are several styles of dorms from community style to an apartment style. Living in a dorm also offers opportunities to meet new people and to become employed in University housing. Make sure if you are living on campus you submit your housing contract in a timely manner or you will most likely not get the dorm you request.

    Academic Rigor

    The most rigorous thing at FSU is the writing. Many professors, whether it be on lab reports or essays will grade harshly and critically on writing skills. I give 3 stars for rigor as I am an author and find writing to be my forte. For me the most rigorous thing is the copious amount of reading that goes along with my classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    -FSU puts heavy emphasis on writing. Although optional in the application, FSU wants to see that you are willing and able to write. Your writing skills will be an accurate measure of your grades at FSU so consider it before applying. -From mine and otherâ??s experiences, FSU struggles when it comes to helping students with problems whether it be housing, financial or academic. Take your education in your hands as the university will be slow to extend theirs. -Parking is a nightmare, good luck if you have a vehicle. -If you are anxious or nervous, donâ??t worry as most freshmen share the same feelings.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University (FSU) is a beautiful, and prestigious university. It has like-minded, open and accepting students. It places high academic standards on students and prepares them for their career.

  • 12/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The meal plan is great, many options of food choices are included in the meal plan. There are many places to eat around campus, even a Starbucks in the library.

    Dorm Life

    I've never dormed at FSU but I don't like dorms to begin with; they're tiny. I prefer off campus living.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are rigorous, the school has guidelines to follow and instructors give each student an opportunity to succeed; it's just up to the student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the campus and see if you like it. Personally, it's welcoming and beautiful in comparison to other school's I've seen.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University offers students so many different gateways to succeed in life. There are literally hundreds of clubs one can join, activities that happen on campus every week, and seminars for job interviews, internships, etc. It's definitely an amazing school to be a part of.

  • 12/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Students at Florida State University are protected by both the Tallahassee police department and also the FSU campus police department. FSU has a Blue Light system around campus--regularly spaced emergency call stations that provide a connection to campus police. The campus police are very active and take their job seriously. Additional self-defense courses are offered through the police department.

    Greek Life

    FSU has a very vibrant Greek community. Many students belong to a Greek organization, and many don't. Greek life is there if you want it, but it is possible to be involved in other ways as well. Thinking about rushing? Check out FSU's Greek Life website. Sorority rush begins in August before the fall semester officially starts (registration required) while fraternity rush occurs during the beginning of the fall semester. There are also service-based, culturally-based, and pre-professional fraternities and sororities that rush during the semester.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs and activities for students to get involved with. If one can't find the club one is looking for, there is always the opportunity to create a new one! In addition to varsity sports, there are also club and intramural teams. Club-level athletics are still competitive while intramural athletics include more freedom. If you're looking to put together a small group of friends to play ball, intramurals are an excellent option!

    Great for these types of students

    Florida State University is great for all types of students! There are a multitude of majors and opportunities for students of all different paths. Whether you're a more introverted student who would rather spend their free time reading or lounging with friends on Landis Green or the extrovert who likes to go out on the weekends, there is something for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Florida State University game days are something that must be experienced at least once during one's college career. There is never a time where one will feel more connected to their community than when standing in the student section during a game, even for those who aren't football fans. At the start of every game, Chief Osceola rides our beloved horse, Renegade, onto the field to toss the flaming spear and get the crowd riled up. The number of alumni that regularly return to campus to support our Seminoles reinforces the idea of long-lasting community. Once a 'Nole, always a 'Nole!

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do on campus. From daily movies at the on-campus movie theater (free for students) to the on-campus bowling alley, there is always something going on! Students can be found playing ultimate frisbee on Landis Green at almost any time of day. Don't be hesitant to leave your room--FSU students are always welcoming and encourage newcomers to become engaged with the community! For the party animals, Tallahassee also has a lot of nightlife but don't get carried away!

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall food is decent, but easy to get tired of. When purchasing a meal plan, consider the VIP option that allows students to get one meal at one of the various restaurants on campus instead of the dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life experience really depends on what hall one lives in. Students living in newly renovated dorms will likely have a much better experience than those living in the older dorms. In addition, I highly recommend living in a dorm one's first year. Off-campus housing may be more affordable but living on campus allows one to build relationships and establish a bond with the university that will continue throughout the years.

    Academic Rigor

    Although it is a public institution, don't expect to scrape by in classes. To truly do well, involvement (such as attending office hours and study sessions) and individual learning is needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and get involved with affiliated social media to hear about excellent opportunities that one can become involved in as a freshman before even setting foot on campus. Also, if possible, go visit the school. There are some intangible qualities that must be experienced in person.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is truly a student-centered university that works to help its students get the most they can out of their education. There are research opportunities for every discipline and the alumni network is exceptional. Despite its size, it is a very tight-knit and supportive community that I highly recommend to prospective students.

  • 12/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    FSUPD is always on top of their game

    Greek Life

    greek life is very big at FSU. if you don't do greek life make sure you are okay with feeling a little left out at times or not as noticed

    Clubs and Activities

    lots of clubs for almost anything you are passionate about

    What to do for fun

    everyone loves game day but going out is the biggest activity

    Food and Dining

    suwannee is awful but they have a lot of other options on campus like subway chills einstiens chick fil a etc

    Dorm Life

    i never lived in a dorm but i heard they aren't very good. southgate and degraff are the best options.

    Academic Rigor

    if you apply yourself it is not too difficult but do not slack.

    Tips for prospective students

    be ready to work hard and play hard.

    In three sentences

    the best school to ever attend. classes are interesting and feel useful. students are always motivating each other

  • 12/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 539

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police are walking around 24/7! Even if you can not find an officer, there is a Blue Light Trail. These are emergency phones that will get you in contact with someone if an emergency should arise. There will be a response in little to no time. The emergency system contacts everyone on campus by email, text, or alarms in the dorm. The campus is very safe, and I have never felt uneasy here.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is literally something for everyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a fountain on campus called The Westcott Fountain. On your birthday, your friends are supposed to throw you in the fountain, so you can go for a birthday swim. Watch out! This is illegal, and of security is nearby, you may get into some trouble.

    What to do for fun

    FSU is full of fun activities for students. On top of the game rooms in the dorms, there are many activities happening at Landis Green. People bring their pets and get some sun at Landis. There are two gyms to get fit, and people are always running or biking on the many hills on campus. For night life, there are several clubs within walking distance of campus, and there is The Club Down Under on campus which has several visitors from all around the world. There is a movie theater, a bowling alley, an art center, and a concert hall all on campus. There is something for every personality on campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are two main dining halls on campus and numerous restaurants. The dining halls are hit or miss. They have pizza and salad bars, but other than that, the food is good on some days and not so good on others. The general consensus is that people like Suwannee for the workers there and people like Fresh for the actual food. There are many restaurants and these offer a large selection of food items so everyone can be satisfied. Other than this, there are many restaurants within walking distance of campus, and many of these restaurants deliver.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life here is what you make of it. There are dorms that are on the high end and of course there are dorms on the lower end. Though there is this difference, every dorm has a common area, and a play area with a pool table and a ping pong table. Each dorm has friendly RA's and are always thinking of activities for the students living there. Each dorm has a key to get into the building. This is strictly for the safely of the students. The dorms are safe, friendly and convenient. These are all important traits that give our dorms good quality.

    Academic Rigor

    You're at a renowned university. It is different than high school, and definitely harder than any AP or dual enrollment class! However, the work is not impossible. Get organized and dedicate time to your studies, and you will be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    My biggest tip to you: get involved as soon as possible! I came to this college with several of my friends from high school, and each of us had the same complaint about our first semester--we had a hard time making friends. The problem wasn't the school, it was our faults for not getting involved! There are so many clubs, sports, and special interest classes to get involved with. There are always games going on in Landis Green (look it up!), and people are usually willing to allow new players in their group. Get involved! Another tip is to get organized as soon as possible. Don't let all the distractions of the huge university take away from your school work. It is hard to find a happy medium, but the more organized you are the more easy it is to see where your deadlines are and you will never lose an assignment.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University feels like home. It is a relatively large campus but there is always someone to talk to or an activity to attend (just don't forget to go to class!). This beautiful college is safe, beautiful, friendly, and fun; I rate it 10/10.

  • 12/15/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    really good meal plans

    What to do for fun

    go to the library or join one of the many clubs

    Food and Dining

    my friend goes here and told me the food was awesome and was for a good price

    Dorm Life

    i heard dorm life was pretty good

    Academic Rigor

    it awesome

    Tips for prospective students

    BE good

    In three sentences

    i cant express this school in three sentences.

  • 12/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 539

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our police on campus are always ready to help. They are extremely responsive when handling important situations.

    Greek Life

    I am in a sorority, Delta Nu Zeta, and we are a non-panhellenic sorority. We do all the same things as bigger, national chapter sororities though. Our dues are simply cheaper, because we do not have a house. Our philanthropy is Leon County Humane Society, and we work with animals in need, specifically cats and dogs. Besides just my sorority though, there are many other wonderful sororities and fraternities on campus. Do not feel like greek life is for a certain type of person, because you would be greatly surprised.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many, they are listed on the FSU website: fsu.edu

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want a chill and friendly atmosphere. You need not get overwhelmed by how many people there are. I promise you the vibe on campus makes it appear small after a short while. It is also great for people who like warm weather, great school spirit, and a lively welcoming environment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Get thrown into Wescott Fountain on your birthday (especially the 21st birthday). Touch the unconquered statue on game day. :)

    Bang for the buck

    This school is worth every penny. I do wish that more money was offered from financial aid, but know that you probably won't be getting a lot of grants from the school. They will try to place you with loans if you do not have your own money. That being said, it would be best to find your own scholarships and apply that way. But don't let the cost of school or working with certain administrative offices detour you. The school itself and the people are great. Sometimes calling administration offices can take a while with FSU.

    What to do for fun

    There are numerous ways to get involved on campus. They are so many different organizations and groups that you can choose from. Or, if you do not want to get involved, there are still things to do on campus, like go to the free movie theater, bowling, paint a pot, or eating at one of the many locations on campus. If you're a gym buff there is also the Leach, that has a pool and hot tub inside as well. This is also free to FSU students. There is even a circus, but shows are only during certain times of the years. Also, there are plenty of campus jobs if you are looking to make money. Working in one of the food places would be your best option, but if you do not want to do that, then there are opportunities in the Stadium, libraries, or the Union.

    Food and Dining

    I'll be honest, Fresh Food is alright. Suwannee I would only recommend for Ms. K. I recommend spending more money on Flex Bucks, so that you can eat at the different places on campus, instead of ordering a meal plan. And also, meals in the dining halls can be paid for with Flex Bucks. So if you don't have to, don't waste your time getting a meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is what you make of it. If you can try to be social, then it will be better for you, but even if it is not, you don't have to stay in your room.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on your teacher. Overall, if you keep on top of your work and deadlines, you should be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not limit yourself in any way. FSU has so much to offer, and if you limit yourself, you'll be missing out on so many opportunities.

    In three sentences

    I can't limit my love for FSU into three sentences.

  • 11/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 539

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    Campus Safety

    We have a blue light trail, which is a series of emergency poles around campus that are no more than 250 ft away from each other. They have call buttons which the police will respond to within minutes. FSUPD and First Responders are well trained and will always respond to an emergency within a few minutes of being notified. I feel very safe when I am on campus, regardless of the time of day.

    Greek Life

    I am not a part of Greek life, but I do know that it is one of the most popular things on campus. If you love Greek life, you will find a great family at FSU.

    Great for these types of students

    -People who want to Go Greek -People who love Harry Potter (a lot of places on campus feel like Hogwarts) -People who are not sure where to go, but know they want a full college experience: from social activities to education

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the best traditions is at Westcott Fountain. This fountain is in front of the Westcott building and is usually the poster child for FSU. When you turn 21 you are supposed to get thrown into (or just go take a dip) in this fountain, and bring a friend! Some people do it on other birthdays too, which is also fine. The fountain is a registered swimming pool so it is always clean and safe. Almost everyday there is somebody out there at some time splashing around. It's a lot of fun and can make for great stories and pictures.

    Bang for the buck

    All colleges are going to overcharge you, but for what I'm getting at FSU, I do not have many real complaints about the cost.

    What to do for fun

    There is a club or organization on campus for everyone. That being said, one of the best places on campus is the ASLC. It has a movie theater which shows free movies to students, a coffee shop, and videogames and board games to play for free. In the student union there is a bowling alley, which is very cheap (6 of my friends played two rounds of bowling for only $20 total), and a Paint a Pot store which sometimes has free painting events. The football games, and other sporting events, are also free for students and are the highlight of going to this university.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are not the best. They are great for a couple weeks, but they get old really quickly. However, the dining and meal options are becoming much better! New restaurants, including a Chik Fil A, have been added, and many meal plans include meals at these places. Also, there are TONS of restaurants and fast food places in walking distance of campus.

    Dorm Life

    Overall, the dorm life is good. The RA's are usually fantastic and the halls feel safe and create a good sense of community. However, the community halls are quite old and therefore are wanting of space. New dorms are being built though to replace some of these and will open soon, and all the suite styles and apartments styles are amazing.

    Academic Rigor

    I rate this a 4 for a very specific reason. I feel like a 5 would be Ivy League type work, and a 3 is junior college level. Florida State will give you a good education and make you work for it, but they are not out to fail you or make life unnecessarily complicated. I always have homework and studies to do, but I also always have time in my schedule for social activities or school clubs. Therefore, it is a 4.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for the summer term if you are worried about acceptance- you are more likely to be accepted for this term. Get your Liberal Studies credits done as soon as possible- you do not want to go off course in your major because you put off a freshman level course. Learn the words to the Fight Song and The Hymn to the Garnet and the Gold- you will need this knowledge at games, and spontaneous other events. Final tip: GO TO CLASS. Seriously, it's not that hard if you do this one thing you will make your whole semester easier.

    In three sentences

    The best things about this university are its attentive and knowledgeable professors, wide variety of course and internship opportunities, and its unifying and unconquered spirit. I have yet to have a bad professor here, and no matter what your major is there will be a job or internship opportunity available to you. Being a Seminole gives you a spirit that makes you feel united to your fellow students and loyal and dedicated to the university.

  • 11/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    FSU PD and Student Government partner together to have a safe bus program that runs from 7 pm- 2:45 am every day of the week. There are also blue safety lights around campus that you can press if you are in crisis or need help.

    Greek Life

    Several panhellenic organizations on campus and many that are scholar based, music based, or honor societies.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is an insane amount of clubs and leadership opportunities available on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Honestly, FSU has several students that it caters to and it has a place for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Getting thrown in Wescott fountain on your 21st birthday.

    Bang for the buck

    My experience has lived past my expectation, I have had a great experience so far.

    What to do for fun

    Hammock on Landis green which is in the heart of campus. I go the SLC which is our movie theatre on campus, we get classics and advanced screenings, too.

    Food and Dining

    Some of it's questionable... however it is very convenient. The meal plan price is outrageous and you can purchase your own food for far cheaper.

    Dorm Life

    I'm a resident assistant currently and I've had a very positive experience with housing here at FSU. It's important to take advantage of our living spaces that we offer for specialty majors (music dorms, nursing dorms, engineering dorms, all girls dorm). Also three of our oldest residence halls are being torn down and there are two new halls that are opening fall 2015.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on your major, we have success centers that tutor for the liberal arts subjects.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest not bringing your car the first year especially if you're living on campus. You'll forget where you park it and get a lot of tickets.

    In three sentences

    There are numerous opportunities for students to get involved on campus. On campus jobs are easy to come by if you are persistent and get your foot in the door early. Coming here is the best decision I have made in my life so far.

  • 10/29/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    rape whistles

    Greek Life

    #9 out of top 10

    Clubs and Activities

    FSU CREW

    Food and Dining

    so my friend wen to their orchestra camp and said it sucks, but they have tons of restaurants on campus so yeah.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are great, cheap, look good, and they always work out

    Academic Rigor

    go noles.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take as many tours as you can especially ones for your college/ degree program.

    In three sentences

    On a scale of 1-10 I give FSU an 8, because its a great campus, with an awesome student body, and multiple degree options, plus its affordable. I am currently considering FSU for their film school and I have to say its my top pick out of my top 5. They have great weather and its beautiful and its far enough to where my parents cant show up when ever. Go seminoles

  • 10/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police everywhere! Blue lights at everyone's reach.

    Greek Life

    The best experience ever!

    Clubs and Activities

    Many to choice from!

    Great for these types of students

    Hard working

    Bang for the buck

    It is paying off itself once you walk through the door.

    What to do for fun

    Football games, Marathons,Gym and anything you want to do!

    Food and Dining

    Good food all around campus.

    Dorm Life

    This is the lace where you make connections that last a lifetime.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to work hard in order to pass your class, nothing is going to be given to you unless you put effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend a school that is willing to help you succeed. Professors will challenge you, but that's what some students need in order to be motivated.

    In three sentences

    I can say that Florida State University continues to surprise me in a daily basis. Everyone on campus is extremely helpful. This University is a giant family.

  • 10/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 539

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is a number one priority here at Florida State University. We have the Blue Light Trail, the Safe Van, and the FSU Police Department at our disposal!

    Greek Life

    I am not involved in this; however, all of my friends that are a part of Greek life look so happy!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are too many to name!

    Great for these types of students

    Various clubs and organizations can fit several interests and personality types!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On everyone's 21st birthday, they get thrown into the Westcott fountain! It is so much fun!

    Bang for the buck

    Check out the restaurants on campus, because they are not that pricy. Also, around town, FSU students can get discounts for certain events at certain locations. Just make sure to keep your I.D. on you at all times.

    What to do for fun

    Read, meet new people, go to big events that are offered on and off campus, and enjoy life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Having fun is an awesome part of college life. However, it is essential to remember to keep studying, and maintain a high G.P.A. Work as hard as you play, and have a great college experience!

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is a warm and welcoming environment, in which many people from a variety of backgrounds and walks of live can thrive, flourish, and feel at home. The campus is huge and beautiful, and there are a variety of restaurants and stores on and off campus to fit your needs and tastes. Florida State University has so many thing to offer: from majors and choices of study to big events and community service and organizations; so, all that I can say is GO 'NOLES!

  • 09/15/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    This school is great. I have visited this school multiple times, and every time I visit I love the beautiful scenery of the campus even more. Some of my cousins have attended here, and I am glad that I have gotten the chance to see the campus.

  • 09/13/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 32 of 539

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    In three sentences

    FSU has a beautiful campus that is near the capital region of the city. There are tons of options of things to do around the campus when being at school is not an issue. THe people are friendly here and make you feel at home.

  • 09/07/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 33 of 539

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    In three sentences

    Planning on applying for this college in the next 2 years.

  • 09/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 34 of 539

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus has great safety protocols. The FSUPD are always working hard to make sure the campus is safe for all students. There are Emergency Stands all over FSU in case something bad is about to happen and you press the button for help.

    Clubs and Activities

    700 clubs? What can I say about that! There's many different clubs here, from Economics Club to Key Club. You name it, FSU has it!

    What to do for fun

    All of the student organizations are amazing! Definitely will have to join one or two of the 700 clubs they have (WOAH). Also, definitely go to the gym because it is amazing!! There is even a private beach for students off campus to go to and unwind. And then the circus! Man the circus is just unique by itself since it's one in two schools in the nation to have one and ours is the only one with a tent! Always go to the Oglesby Union and the Askew Student Life Center to hang out, watch movies, and meet new people!

    Food and Dining

    The food is GREAT. I like the dining halls (some of the times haha) and the different eateries around campus are awesome of course. There's Starbucks, Chili's, Subway, Papa Johns, Pollo Tropical, and so much more! Trust me, you will be fine with the food. And remember to get VIP to the meal plan! It helps a lot to have variety with what you eat.

    Dorm Life

    Love my dorm and my RA! All the people are very nice and the dorms are enough space for people to navigate. Two new dorms are currently being built so those will be extra special! I hope to see it.

    Academic Rigor

    Most to all of the teachers are looking out for you and the benefits of learning the material as well as enjoying the class. This is not high school. It's a way different environment and the teachers have everything planned and in order for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to all your classes on time, remember to not procrastinate, pace yourself with all the work you do, join clubs to have some fun, and remember to let loose sometimes! It will be a very happy medium.

    In three sentences

    This is such a great school! The teachers are awesome, the clubs and organizations will fit for practically anyone, you will meet great people here, and the experience is amazing! The food isn't bad either, from all the dining halls and Papa Johns to Subway and even Starbucks!

  • 08/21/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Sports are like the biggest thing at this school well next to education, but these people love them some sports

    Food and Dining

    it has some good food

    Dorm Life

    the best i have seen so far

    Academic Rigor

    the class are challenging but that's the fun part

    In three sentences

    In my opinion the top college in Florida. No other school can compare to its superior athletics and academics. My dream is to go hear.

  • 08/05/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a tradition at FSU that on your birthday, your friends take you to the fountain in front of the main administrative building, the Westcott Building, and throw you in. Even though this was originally against school rules, the students continued doing it for so long that the school eventually decided to chlorinate every fountain on campus and make them all legal swimming pools for any student on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're a Florida student, FSU can be a great choice, especially if you're considering studying abroad. Their music program is one of few to be Carnegie Hall approved, and their science programs are fantastic, including a Nobel Prize winner on staff. Definitely a good pick for Bright Futures applicants :)

    In three sentences

    FSU has an absolutely gorgeous campus that I fell in love with, and feels like home to me. They are a great investment, because they give you private school level opportunities for the price of a residential public college price. Their study abroad program is highly ranked, providing mini FSU campuses in locations such as England and Italy.

  • 08/04/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    There are taxies, busses, and rent a cops to help you get to where you need to go safely. Every 50ft there is an emergency button which a cop will respond to in under a minute. There are also apps which you can choose to sign up for. Before leaving for your class, you put in the time you think it will take you to walk back to your dorm. If you don't turn the app off before that time is up, the app will notify the campus cops and they will respond to your exactly location.

    Greek Life

    There are Greek Sororities and Fraternities present. They look nice from the outside but I haven't really looked into them.

    Clubs and Activities

    As stated above, they have every club imaginable.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is average in all honesty and really good if you consider how many free activities they throw for their students.

    What to do for fun

    Orientation is the best way to learn about what else there is on campus Every Wednesday and Friday there are events and showcases happening in the main square. There are literally thousands of clubs and activities to join. And if you're not into the clubs, there is the reservation near by where you can water ski, kayak, paddle board, and swim/ sunbathe. On campus they have lots of free stuff to do, like the free student life movie theater and the club down under if you like to dance. They also have bowling alley for really cheap.

    Food and Dining

    If you are looking for a meal plan, FSU has two great dining halls, the Fresh Food CO. and the Suwannee Room. Both are fairly clean and offer a variety of food. If you want to buy your meals everyday, you can still attend these rooms or you can go to the many on campus restaurants. Be prepared for the crowds though and plan your days accordingly. If the largest crowd is around noon, plan your lunch for 11:30 or 1:00 so you can get in and out of the dining halls accordingly.

    Dorm Life

    A dorm is a dorm. Its there to be efficient and keep you involved in campus. They are of a good size and provide better conditions than other colleges I have seen, but be prepared for the thin walls and noisy fridges/ showers. I suggest ear plugs perhaps?

    Academic Rigor

    From what I can see, FSU is only a party school if that's what you plan to do in college. Many of the majors have requirements on prior grades. Such as no more than one C in a class. Know what is required especially if you are coming in with dual enrolled credit.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't wait to hear from someone on what to do next. In order to be on top of your game and in the know you need to be on the school's web page and researching everything. All the fine print for your majors, information about the first week of classes, financial aid, and orientation information is provided there.

    In three sentences

    FSU is an overall excellent school. The campus is big, yet small enough to get around efficiently. The academic programs are varied and reputable.

  • 07/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Very involved in greek life

    Great for these types of students

    Artistic, greek life, nursing, anyone really

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On your birthday, you get thrown in the Wescott Fountain.

    Bang for the buck

    I am happy I chose this school. It's everything I wanted.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do at FSU, there are clubs, organizations, a lake, springs, and tons of things.

    Food and Dining

    The food plan is good for freshmen.

    Dorm Life

    Certain dorms on campus need some help.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be challenging, but if you study and put your mind to it, it is possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and tour this campus to get a lot of vital information.

    In three sentences

    As a student here, I can say that there is a place for everyone. They are here to make your dreams come true.

  • 06/24/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I really like the campus feel. It has a nice Northern-New England groove, and because it's on a hill it always has a nice breeze.

  • 06/16/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Cops 24/7

    Greek Life

    There are 15 frats and 17 sororities. There are also black Panhellinic organizations and. You really become a family with them!

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 560 of them! Theres something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    ALL types of stdents. Everyone can fit into this diverse university.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Theres a fountain outside of the Westcott building, and on your birthday your friends will throw you into it!

    Bang for the buck

    FREE movies, FREE entry into sporting events, bowling/pool for ONLY $1, rec center free for students, new ropes corse at the lake

    What to do for fun

    Only student run circus on campus in the country, athletic events, bowling, night club, movies, the rec center, gym, & 560+ clubs to join

    Food and Dining

    Whether all you can eat at Swanne hall, or jsut stopping by chcik-fil-a, youll never go hungry of eat bad food!

    Dorm Life

    Dorms has a layout that can fit anyones lifestyle.

    Academic Rigor

    FSU has some of the most world-renowned faculty in the nation!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! With over 560 clubs and student run organizations you shouldnt have a excuse to not make loads of friends!

    In three sentences

    Florida State has a welcoming environment, with the top staff and facilities in the state of Florida!

  • 06/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety at Florida State University is impressive. I would see FSUPD on a regular basis, day or night just walking around campus. Campus is full of the emergency stations that immediately call police when you hit the call button. There is a class offered by FSUPD to students to learn tactics to get away or defend yourself if someone was trying to hurt, kidnap, or rape you. Safe Bus was also provided if you felt uncomfortable getting to specific places on campus during the night. I never felt unsafe on campus because there were so many resources that I could use if I did feel unsafe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs at FSU from various sports, religious groups, Harry Potter Fans, clubs specific to your major or future career, and community service clubs. There is honestly something for everyone, you just have to find it. Usually there are clubs out at Market Wednesday in the Union or during the activity fairs that happen throughout the school year.

    Great for these types of students

    Florida State University is great for individuals who enjoy a little bit of everything. Students here will be immersed in a school with an abundance of pride and spirit, an encouraging learning environment, and many clubs, organizations and different activities to become involved with.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On your birthday it is tradition to get thrown into Westcott Fountain. When you graduate it is tradition to dip your graduation ring into Westcott Fountain. Bryan Hall, located behind the Westcott Building, is the oldest and smallest dorm on campus and was build when the university was only a women's college

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is obviously paying for classes that you take, but it also takes care of some things you may not really think about. All of the fun activities put on by the school such as Winter Wonderland holiday activities and free food, Fall carnival with rides and free food, and all of the week long Finals Stress Busters are covered in tuition. Tuition also pays for the many buses for students that go on and off campus. Students are also able to use the city buses for free to get to the mall, target, ect. Night Nole is a free bus system that travels from 10pm-3am at night from local clubs and bars to on campus and off campus student housing to prevent drunk driving and promote student safety. Safe Ride is a free van service to on campus student to use to get around campus, this is great if you had a late study session and its really late and don't feel comfortable walking to your dorm alone. Also football games are free for current full time students as well as gym use.

    What to do for fun

    I cannot stress this enough, but the number one way to have fun in college is to be involved in the things that make you happy. Meet the people in your dorm and make friends. Go to a performance at Club Down-Under, take a class at paint a pot, get a group together and go bowling at Crenshaw Lanes. (These activities are all located in the Union.) Go to sporting events and support the athletes, go see a movie at the SLC. Go out with friends to the local clubs and have a great time. And most importantly on Wednesday go to the Union around noon for Market Wednesday and shop from local shops and boutiques in Tallahassee and enjoy a live DJ.

    Food and Dining

    Dining Halls aren't always the best, lets be honest; but FSU is trying to turn this around. The two dining halls are now starting to serve healthier alternatives, my favorite was the dinners. From 8-10pm the have a Healthy Nole Dinner which usually included a leaner high protein meat and lots of fresh prepared vegetables. If you are getting a meal plan I suggest getting the new VIP meal plan, this allows you to use one meal plan swipe at any of the other non-dining hall food locations on campus such as Chick-fila, Subway, Chili's, Pollo Tropical, Papa Johns, Freshens, Salad Creations, and Miso.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Bryan Hall which is a Living Learning Community. It was honestly one of the greatest parts of my freshman year at FSU and it was where I made 90% of my friends who I am still in touch with even though I'm not living in the same building with them now.The dorms are really good about having lots of activities for residents to be involved in so they get to know each other. Usually said activities always have some sort of free food.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors expect you to do the work that comes with the class and have it done on time. If you need help they are usually more than happy to help you during office hours or if you set up an appointment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep up your grades in high school. Apply early and be aware of the various deadlines. Remember that when you get here you are no longer in high school. Professors are not as lenient as some of you high school teachers may have been. Go to class, pay attention, complete and submit your work on time, and don't try to study the night before a test. Also remember to try and limit spending as you are now paying a lot for your education and every penny counts. Get involved with the school!!! Join clubs and go to events that the school sponsors for the students. It's an excellent way to meet new people and have a good time. Go to sporting events!!! Football games are so much fun, the atmosphere is great, and its free to go as a student. Even if you aren't super into sports you will have a great time at a game whether it be basketball, football, volleyball, or baseball.

    In three sentences

    The Florida State University is an all around great school that has an excellent learning environment with an abundance of extracurricular activities to help you get involved with the school and community that surrounds it. Teachers and Teachers Assistants are usually very good with teaching, out of classroom communication, office hours, and additional help. Although Florida State University is a big school it is not hard to find your niche; whether it be club/intramural sports, greek life, student government, a Living Learning Community residence hall, service scholars, community service, religious clubs, honors program, or becoming a part of the FSU Flying High Circus.

  • 05/29/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who can balance a pretty active and crazy social life and school work.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On your birthday, get thrown into the fountain.

    Food and Dining

    Food is ok.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are really nice. The suite style dorms are awesome because you have a more private bathroom you can share with three other people than a whole floor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to pay a lot of fees before you even get to Florida State. From the admissions deposit, housing fees and orientation fees, youre set back over 500 dollars.

  • 05/23/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has 67 full time dedicated police 24x7 with another 70 people on a part time basis. The campus has safety kiosks all over the place and students can download an app for their phones which integrates with the police so if they dial the police, the student info immediately pops up. Police are proactive.

    What to do for fun

    FSU is loaded with activities and most of it is all free. Movies, never ending sports events and loads of other campus events which are convenient to attend.

    Food and Dining

    Tons of options--the university has integrated both dining halls along with other commercial restaurants right on campus such as Starbucks, and dozens of other names.

    Academic Rigor

    First blush is that there is a high degree of rigor across the board, however FSU has the ACE center which is state of the art walk in help and tutoring center where they have experts at the ready to help on a consistent basis. FSU is geared toward student success.

    Tips for prospective students

    FSU is an incredibly vibrant university with an enthusiastic student body and administration. There is a lot of school spirit and an amazing tradition of excelling in everything from academics to sports. There is something for everyone. If you are looking for a university with lots of energy---FSU is for you.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is my choice for my collegiate future. FSU is the perfect blend of things I was looking for--incredible campus, integrated career path counseling and internship solutions, and a dead on hit for my intended engineering studies. FSU is a large school with many resources and I look forward to developing a life long network of friends and colleagues.

  • 05/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Not a lot of violence on campus.

    Greek Life

    GO GREEK!

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everything.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that want to be away from home and get a good education while having fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Throw the birthday person in the fountain Westcot. There are a lot. This place has been there for such a long time.

    Bang for the buck

    One of the cheapest universities I would totally recommend.

    What to do for fun

    Go out to the bars and clubs. Bowling on campus. SLC for movies. There is a lot to do here.

    Food and Dining

    Pretty good food. Need more variety.

    Dorm Life

    Some are better than others. Landis and the newer ones are great.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are harder than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy your time here at FSU. It is quite the fun, but keep your head in your books as well.

    In three sentences

    Florida State is a great University. The atmosphere is great and the weather is amazing! The faculty is amazing and always willing to help.

  • 05/17/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    study

  • 03/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Free Movies on campus, events, FOOTBALL GAMES, Leach(Gym), theres always stuff going on in the Union and on Landis. Then there's always night life of course ;)

    Food and Dining

    Dining Halls aren't too too bad, but just get repetitive after a while. Definitely watch what you eat though, there are cases of people getting sick, or sometimes being served less than fresh foods. Also a lot of time they run out of food ingredients to make solid meals so they improvise hahaha. Definitely save your Flex Bucks for those kinds of days

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is okay. Dont stress too too much about getting the absolute best dorm, because at the end of the day.... Its still a dorm. There will be noise, dirty people, bad wifi, and the same level of maintenance in all of them. Your choice of living should be most convenient to your schedule, if anything.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics aren't totally killer. If you just do what you know you're supposed to do(go to class, ask questions, study, ect) no class here is impossible if it's what you're meant to to major in. Obviously an English major wouldn't do so well in Thermodynamics, and vice versa, so keep that in mind about your classes too.

    Tips for prospective students

    STAY ON TOP OF YOUR GRADES! Yes, ut is easy to let your grades slip junior and senior year, but its is even easier in college, especially at FSU where there is ALWAYS something to get into.

    In three sentences

    Have had the best times of my life here at Florida State. Tallahassee is definitely the place you want to be if you enjoy a pride filled environment, good academics, and want to have a an overall good time outside of your studies. People and staff here are very friendly and definitely dont mind lending you favor or two after seeing you around a bit.

  • 03/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police are everywhere. I feel very safe of campus. There are cross walks that light up. Apart from the few dimly lit areas, there are normally blue emergency lights that you can press for help.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life floods the red brick sidewalks of campus. Join greek life to be in a large social network and for future connections. Make sure you have a free schedule, greek life is involving and demanding. They are expensive, so make sure they're worth it and you keep your grades up.

    Clubs and Activities

    It's a little intimidating, but it is fairly easy joining clubs at the beginning of the semester. This is great for making future connections and friends.

    Great for these types of students

    Planning on going Greek, Business students, Hospitality majors. Aspiring travelers, studying abroad is great!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The night before our first game, The Marching Chiefs have a parade through campus playing their rehearsed songs for the game. On your birthday you get tossed in the Westcott Fountain.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun. Tallahassee if filled with fun things. On campus there are free events going on in the union constantly. On Wednesdays, there are market Wednesdays in the union. There is paint-a-pot, bowling allies, shows at club down under. Aside from the union, movies are shown every night at the Student Life Cinema. Landis is the ideal spot on a sunny day. Around Tallahassee is the upcoming new college town area, filled with fun things and in a walkable distance.

    Food and Dining

    If it;s your first year living on campus, it might be in your best interest to buy a meal plan. It may be hard for newcomers to cook for themselves, especially when you have to share a kitchen with your whole floor. After your first year though, when you get the hang of things I highly suggest getting off the meal plan. The food gets monotonous and is very unhealthy for you. Although, the dining experience may add a social opportunity for some, I opted out because of the horrible selection.

    Dorm Life

    For any and everything on campus live the dorm life. Everything is accessible by living on campus, you don't even need a car, Campus is safe and clean, police are everywhere. With that being said, police ARE everywhere- or will be there soon. Don't have alcohol or drugs if you're under aged. Don't be loud to your roommates and hall mates. You'll make some of your long life friends in dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    You get to choose your schedule. So make sure you have enough time throughout the day to get your study on for your classes. Classes are challenging, so be prepared to hit the books. Make a friend in class, just in case you need notes or miss a day. Make friends with teachers by attending office hours, and they can be your private tutors for things you don't understand.

    Tips for prospective students

    A few tips. Make sure to learn time-management. There is nothing greater than being prepared, this starts by managing all of your classes and extra curricular activities in a timely manor. Make sure to make connections in your time at FSU, connections are everything. Connecting means involving yourself, so join clubs and groups. Attend free events and shows on campus... they won't be free for long.Go to office hours, again connections are everything- and so are grades. Make friends in class.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University are 2014 national champions. The Florida State Seminoles bleed their garnet and gold proudly throughout our Tallahassee campus. This is the place you want to be, rated a 9.5/10 by me!

  • 03/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You're pretty much safe here. If it's late and dark and you don't want to walk across campus call up the Safe bus and they will drive you. Campus PD is always around and if anything ever happens you get alerted immediately. We're a safe group over here.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is life. Greek life is very big here at FSU. However, even if it is big, you do not have to be a part of it. Granted you will see a sorority girl with her spirit jersey in just about every part of campus, there's so much outside of it as well. But if you do decide to join it, join aphio aka the best one. jk that's my frat but do what you want to do

    Clubs and Activities

    There's literally a club for everything. You will find people who identify with the same things as yourself. Go to the involvement fairs and meet them and join clubs and be happy.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Wescott fountain is a must for your birthday. Whenever your birthday comes around, expect to be thrown in the fountain, it's a tradition and you just have to go with it. Even if you're a January baby and refuse, it will happen.

    What to do for fun

    Letting steam off is always a good idea so get off campus and have fun. We have the rez which is like a big park where you could paddle board, grill out, swim and all that fun stuff. Of course, there is a big night life scene surrounding FSU and it's always busy. Or if you want to stay on campus, you could go bowling at Crenshaw Lanes, you could play IM sports or just go play at the fields whenever you feel like. You could go to the SLC where there is a movie theater with different shows each night or you could go to Club Downunder where different music performances or other events take place. Don't stay in your room and watch Netflix every night, go be social and have fun.

    Food and Dining

    Okay, a meal plan? No. The answer is no. You just don't want to do that. Go ahead and get one, but don't get the unlimited, that's for sure. The two dining halls, Fresh Food and Suwanee are ok, but not that great. They have a salad bar and then they have different food stations. I frequent fresh because I do have a meal plan and it is closer to my dorm. There is a salad bar, a pasta station, a grill, a deli and pizza. The pizza makes me sick every single time. I basically live off sandwiches and pasta. The on campus restaurants are great though! We have chicfila, subway, chilis, einsteins, salad creations, papa johns, sushi, pollo tropical, rising roll and freshens. SO GOOD. Get garnet bucks and go crazy.

    Dorm Life

    Don't do it. If you can live off campus, live off campus. Granted it is so convenient to be right here, the costs outweigh the benefits. I live in Smith and I cannot wait to get out. The girls on my floor don't talk amongst each other, the room is about the size of a jail cell and it always smells like mold no matter how many times you put a new damprid up. Find an apartment and thank yourself for making the right decision.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are hard. There isn't really any other way to put it. They are hard but definitely doable. Lecture halls are really intimidating especially when you are already so used to classes with no more than 30 students. Just make sure you go to class. Even though most professors read off of slides, there is still vital information learned by going, plus many professors use iClickers or attendance points so that's good. The advisors are usually a hit or miss. There are some good ones but some who really do not care about underclassmen and just kind of brush you off. OFFICE HOURS. Go to them. Not only is forming a relationship with your professor important but they actually appreciate you being there and they help so much.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're at all on the fence about coming to FSU, schedule a visit. We have amazing tour guides who don't just give you the party line but really get into the nitty gritty of what FSU is. I am a devoted FSU student and I really would rather be no where else.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University truly is an amazing university to attend. At first I was very concerned and even considered transferring schools, but just getting out there and making new friends and joining organizations makes all the difference. Not only is the campus beautiful, but the teachers and students really make this a top notch university.

  • 03/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The ASLC for movies and video games, Music school and Theater school for fine arts, the AMC theater for blockbuster movies and the indies, Wakulla Springs, the Rez.

    Food and Dining

    Poor on-campus meal qualities (no thanks to Aramark) turn on-campus dining to an as-needed service. On-campus branded restaurants are becoming big (like a Subway and a Chik-Fil-A). The Figg Players' Dining Room is my favorite.

    Dorm Life

    Residence halls are expensive but you get what you paid for. Residence life is above average compared to other universities. Older dorms are becoming a thing of the past (forget cheap dorms either)

    Academic Rigor

    It's a research university so not all classrooms are fair-game. Classes can be tough but manageable. Off-campus study resources are surprisingly helpful (such as StudyEdge). ACE Tutoring and the Reading and Writing Centers are good academic resources on-campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved right away. It's the easiest way to network with peers/professionals and it's a first step to rocking your resume. Picking a major right away is a big plus (NEVER pick the Exploratory major).

    In three sentences

    It's a large-scale university with a lot to do. The city itself is not that great but worth exploring around. Make sure to get involved on/off-campus and you should be fine.

  • 03/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is one of the biggest and most important things on campus. The Blue Light Trail are emergency phone towers all over campus with a blue light on top that connects you with the FSU PD with a push of a button. The amount of these phone towers is incredible, that if you did a 360 degree turn anywhere on campus you will see multiple towers. FSU also offers S.A.F.E. Connection that gives students free rides during the evening hours, as well as the Night Nole the night bus that provides free transport of campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs for you to join from, and if you cant find the one club, you can always make your own.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Definitely check out The Rez, a Florida State owned reservation with right next to a huge lake with tons of activities all free FSU students. FSU's Homecoming week is a whole different adventure on its own. Everyday there is something going on for everyone from party's to outside movie night and carnival rides, etc. But the most unforgettable event during Homecoming Week, is the Pow Wow, an annual evening of entertainment held the night before the Homecoming Football Game. Come and check it out.

    Bang for the buck

    Lets see, you have the 24-hour library by the name of Strozier with a Starbucks inside. You have multiple gyms and a inside pool all for free for students. The Student Life Cinema shows movies nightly all for free for students. The ticket lottery for sporting events almost certainly guarantees a ticket for all games. And on top of that there is the free bus fare to and from campus for all students.

    Food and Dining

    Definitely check out the dining halls (Fresh Foods and Suwanee) where they have a big variety of foods available for everyone. Also make some time during the week during lunch hours and go to the Figg Players Dining Room located at the stadium, you will not be disappointed.

    Dorm Life

    Could be better for the money that you are paying, but at least you have the luxury of being on campus and within walking distance of everything on campus. Note of advice, try to stay out of community style dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Every professor is well educated in their field. They all provide a challenging (in a good way) course syllabus that states everything that will happen through the semester and what is expected of you as a student. Most importantly go to office hours and get to know you professor and TA.

    Tips for prospective students

    I was in your shoes at one point so I know that the application process for any college/university can get hectic especially when applying to more than one. Best thing to keep in mind is to start early, the earlier the better because you want to submit you application as soon as possible. Brag as much as possible about yourself, (extracurricular, sports, clubs, volunteer, jobs) you want to show that you are a unique person, a one of a kind. There is an essay portion for the application, a vital part not to be taken lightly. Write about your experiences that relates to the topic of the essay and most importantly revise your essay. Go to your parents, teachers, tutors, ANYONE that can add on and give you a different perspective. Also apply early for housing on campus, get involved clubs, sports, Greek Life anything instead of sitting in front of your computer and doing T.V. show marathons. Get involved.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University, holding the title of the oldest campus of higher education in Florida, is one of the top choices for in-state students as well as out of state. Florida State offers a rich small town environment, allowing students to be within walking distance of every on campus building.

  • 03/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Studious, sports fans, ethnic students!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Jumping into the fountain on your birthday!

    What to do for fun

    Attend football games, participate in intramural sports, join one of the MANY clubs, eat at all the restaurants in town!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take freshman year seriously. Don't follow the modern flow of college life. Have a schedule and stick to it!

    In three sentences

    FSU provides a top-notch and efficient education. Their retention rate speaks for itself. I have absolutely no regrets attending this institution.

  • 03/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety lights. Campus Police.

    Greek Life

    Very fun and helpful. Raise a lot of money for charities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Fun traditions include throwing someone into Westcott Fountain on their 21st birthday!

    Bang for the buck

    There is free food all the time. You get a lot of things for free.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, you can go to a football game. Go bowling. Watch a movie at the SLC. Go eat at Chili's. Go watch artists at Club Downunder. Go to a Sorority's charity event. Go do a fun class at the Gym. Go to the circus.

    Food and Dining

    Suwannee is okay when you are really hungry but not the best. It does always have good sandwiches, though.

    Dorm Life

    I love my RA. I love my dorm. I have met a lot of friends and it is the perfect location on campus. It is very important to be involved with campus activities.

    Academic Rigor

    The music classes I am in are very strict. The other classes I have such as Math for Liberal Arts, are easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise a prospective student to take courses that are not too difficult and at the same time not too easy. You came to college to learn.

    In three sentences

    Florida State is overall, a well-rounded and brilliant university. It excels in the arts with top of the notch performing arts and musical education. On the other hand, it shines as a powerhouse for school pride and spirit in sports.

  • 03/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Every now and then there are random updates, but it's a college campus. Because FSU is so small though it's much easier to monitor and the police are very nice. There's safety lights everywhere, just don't walk around at night alone, go in groups of 3 or more and you'll be fine, that's just plain common sense.

    Greek Life

    It's everywhere, I personally find it annoying, but what can be done? It's usually not a problem, but some of them don't have the nicest of reputations around campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you like it, there's a club for it and if there's isn't you can make it.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're quit and like a quite place to study, don't go to Stozier, instead go to Dirac. It's way quieter and much less people. Plus they've been updating everything, so the place it looking really nice and will only get better.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On your 21st birthday you're supposed to get thrown into the Westcott fountain. Of course any birthday is a good excuse to chuck someone in. Westcott fountain is also the best place for photo ops.

    Bang for the buck

    There's midnight breakfast for a dollar every now and then. Also there's tons of events and clubs that offer free food, a little bit of looking will let you know what's up.

    What to do for fun

    My favorite thing on campus was the fair they have at the end of the year. There's tons of free food and games too.

    Food and Dining

    The food is usually really great at the dining halls, especially when parents start rolling through for preview and the check the place out. We also have other options like Chik-Fil-A and plenty of places in walking distance of campus.

    Dorm Life

    This can go either way. Some dorms are really crappy (like Kellum) others are nice (Honors dorms). Either way, you should always get our of the dorm and experience the rest of campus. I personally like in Kellum and was sick all the time, the place was really small too, and a messy roommate will quickly drive you crazy (unless you're the messy one.)

    Academic Rigor

    Don't slack off! You may thing baby bio is a joke, but when the real classes come around, you'll be sorry you didn't learn some better study habits.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you stay in a dorm, make friends with your neighbors, it's much easier to find friends in the dorms and they're a great support and may have a class or two with you. Find a club you really like and get involved. It's a great way to make friends as well and pursue your passions while getting involved with campus life.

    In three sentences

    Florida State is located on a beautiful campus with lots of gorgeous buildings and sights. There's tons of activities and people to meet and lots of awesome places located around the campus too.

  • 03/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have these blue light polls that you can hit to call for the police. They are all over campus.

    Greek Life

    They are everywhere I have heard a lot of good and not so good things. But if you are set and joining the pain will be worth the gain.

    What to do for fun

    You can go to the rez which is a park with a lake owned by the campus Visit the strip Go bowling on campus, paint a pot Vist Fam

    Tips for prospective students

    If you didn't do well on your SAT's do not get discouraged go take the ACT! If you plan to live on campus and will stay in a dorm that doesn't require a meal plan don't get one! Biggest mistake that i made and a huge waste of money. Go see your advisors at least once a semester and not at the end.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is a great school. The focus is academic but the sports are a big thing here! Everyone is very friendly.

  • 03/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are a million of things a student could do for fun, it all comes down to what is fun for the student. If you enjoy clubbing on a saturday night then you can always hit the Strip, Menace, or Standard. If you are more into the casual socializing scene then you could always go to a local bar like Pots or enjoy a good house party with friends. Of course, thats for the night life but there is so much more! There are always new screenings at FSU's movie theater (SLC) for FREE, the Rez or nearby lake where the student can go canoeing, kayaking, stand up surfing, or get a tan. FSU also has one of the most incredible drama departments so going to every single musical is heavily recommended because they are absolutely incredible as well as the FSU circus. Of course going to all football games, baseball games, and sport events in general is highly recommended because they are amazing and fill you with school spirit. The possibilities are infinite because there is always something going on. Therefore, discover what you like to do with your free time and go out and do it because FSU has it.

    Food and Dining

    There are various places a student could eat on campus. If they are on the meal plan then there is Suwanee hall and Fresh foods to go for full course meals. Granted, while they do not offer the healthiest options around, you always have the choice of going with either the pizza or salad. So it is not that the healthy options are not there, it is simply that the unhealthy ones usually overpower so it all comes down to self control and being conscious of what one is consuming. Additionally, there is an Einstein's, various Starbucks, Pollo Tropical, Pizza Hut, Denny's, Chili's and my personal favorite, Chick-fil-a. Lastly, there are multiple great places walking distance from campus that are also extremely popular among student life. Thus, there are plenty of places for excellent grub. Not to mention that Tallahassee has incredible culinary hidden treasures so go out and discover your taste buds favorite places!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life varies on campus depending on the dorms one gets. The dorms closer to central campus are the prettiest and newest on campus; although, most students end up loving their freshman year in some of the lesser quality dorms simply because of the friendships they acquire due to more students living on each floor. Once again, it all comes down to the prospective student keeping an open mind and making the most of every situation, seeking new opportunities.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor of a student's schedule all comes down to the major of the student and the classes they choose to take. If they came to FSU to learn then the courses will prove themselves rigorous and they will have to study apply themselves guaranteed.

    Tips for prospective students

    My greatest tip for prospective students of FSU is to come in with an open mind, that is the only way you will expose yourself to new and life altering opportunities. While your first year is about settling in and finding your place in the university, do not settle and fall into a mundanely repetitive cycle. FSU is always exposing its students to new things whether it is events going on Landis green, Study Abroad fairs in the Union, or volunteering opportunities at the office of Leadership and Social Change. It all comes down to whether the student has an open mind and is yearning to push him/herself out of their comfort zone and take advantage of such an incredible university and all it has to offer. So remember, exciting opportunities and friendships often don't fall on your lap, like much in life you have to go out and seek it.

    In three sentences

    FSU has a surprisingly diverse student body that offers a monumental amount of opportunities for students from all over the globe. It offers each and every student a dedicated staff helping them towards the future they are desperately attempting to unravel. The campus nurtures an intellectual, comforting, and diverse environment of learning and growth.

  • 03/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    One of the cheaper public universities in Florida, but in my opinion the best!

    What to do for fun

    Tons of places to go out, IM sports, clubs, and more!

    Tips for prospective students

    Live close to or on campus so parking is not an issue

    In three sentences

    Florida State is a great school overall. There are plenty of opportunities in academia and extra curriculars and all staff members are extremely helpful.

  • 03/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have on campus police that will assist with just about anything. They also have thousands of safety blue lights on campus that alert the police department with a touch of a button plus many more safety features!

    Clubs and Activities

    Just about any club you could think of, they have! If not, you can always start one!

    Great for these types of students

    Those who love to learn and have fun!

    Bang for the buck

    Definately!

    What to do for fun

    They offer multiple activities weekly including a movie, bowling on campus, paint-a-pot, and an event in Club Downunder, and much more.

    Food and Dining

    They have many dining options including Subway, Starbucks, Chile's, Papa Johns, Polo Tropical, Freshens, Denny's and more plus they have multiple dining rooms to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms here.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are difficult but as long as you put forth the time and effort, you should be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Make sure you stay on top of your studies!

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is a quality school anywhere from academics to social events. They have plenty of resources in every area of a student's life. I could not imagine a better school for me.

  • 02/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Great place to study, live, and grow. Beautiful campus, challenging professors, and diverse student body. Will be a memorable four years to say the least.

  • 02/21/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Lots of food and dining opportunities on and close to campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are all nice and well-kept, and are a great way to meet fellow students.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging but manageable and entertaining.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with clubs and other extracurriculars that interest you so you can meet likeminded people and branch out your social circle. Make the most of your college experience!

    In three sentences

    Has a lot to do. A huge diversity of students, faculty, and extracurriculars. Beautiful campus.

  • 02/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is the rez where you can go canoeing and kayaking. The beach is an hour away. There are tons of sports to see.

    Tips for prospective students

    At least attend one football game, you won't regret it!

    In three sentences

    I love FSU! Everyone is so nice here and are very helpful when needed. So much school spirit is seen and felt in everyone!

  • 02/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On your 21st birthday it's tradition for your friends to throw in the fountain at Landis Green. Makes a great photo op!

    Bang for the buck

    So many free things to take advantage of, including parking!

    What to do for fun

    So much! They hold many events on campus mainly during football season (we are number one champs) and so many different clubs hold meetings to reach out to people who would want to join (lots of free food!) Also lots of opportunities at the campus rec center, and during the warm months you can go to the campus reservation and rent paddle boards or canoes for only 5 dollar!

    Food and Dining

    FSU is known for their loving food staff, but options are limited. Wish there was something more healthy,and everyone eats Chickfila

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are quite small, and not very appealing in my opinion. Only something like 5% of dorms are singles, and they just really need to be updated.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are hard! Not much else to say about that, even the classes I've heard are easy or don't need any work to be done for I could consider rigorous. Every teacher I've had has made sure we know the knowledge from the class, and almost all my teachers take attendance which is a plus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know your way around! This was the hardest thing for me to get used to. All my classes seemed so far apart, but there are so many shortcuts you'll learn quickly if you try to.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University has given me so many more diverse opportunities than I could have imagined possible. There are so many amazing students and staff that want you to be involved and reach out to help you along your way. There are also so many free resources to take advantage of, which makes me feel my tuition is not being wasted!

  • 02/07/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Florida State University is a great university to attend. I am looking forward to the tremendous amount of knowledge i will gain and the great education i will receive from this university. Florida State suits my character, my aspirations, and everything i would want out of a university.

  • 02/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Almost every week an alert gets sent to all students about criminal activity ranging from robbery to assaults on campus to students. FSU has their own 65 man police force as well as cops that drive around campus continually at night.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is big at FSU but not overwhelmingly popular. There is not just one sorority row at FSU unlike other colleges, instead the fraternity and sorority houses are spread apart and some are in unsafe areas.

    Clubs and Activities

    FSU offers tons of clubs that are based around everything from sports to book readings.

    Great for these types of students

    FSU is for the outgoing fun-loving student as well as the studious shy ones. FSU is so large that the diversity is everywhere you go.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    FSU's Wescott fountain is where you are traditionally thrown into on your 21st birthday! The unconquored statue in from of the football stadium is lit the night before games and students gather around it chanting. FSU's biggest tradition is our 'war chant' that we are famous for.

    Bang for the buck

    FSU offers a lifestyle that may or may not be what you are looking for in a college. FSU is loud and lively with many opportunities for fun and experiences.

    What to do for fun

    Football is the most fun part of Florida State. All students come together to support the team and players. Sorority and Fraternity life is another component of FSU. Other things FSU has are clubs for almost every type of interest --line dancing, fencing, leadership, youth groups. During the warmer months many students are found playing Frisbee and football on the green of Landis lawn.

    Food and Dining

    The main dining halls, Suwannee and Fresh Foods, are just what you would expect from a college dining hall. Breakfasts are strange, lunches are fattening, and dinners are more or less left overs of lunch.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great at FSU if you live in the suite-style dorms --such as Bryan Hall and Jennie Hall. The living arrangements of the community style dorms are dirtier and more prone to crime seeing as most complexes face the streets. Room mate matching for both styes are random. FSU does not offer the choice to fill out a room mate matching card. Unless a student specifically has another student in mind to live with they have no other control of who they might get.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at FSU are challenging and offer the work needed to grasp subject matter. The work load is just the right amount of homework and in class credit opportunities. I never find myself too swamped any time other than finals week.

    Tips for prospective students

    Florida State University is a large school with 40,000 students that both live on campus and commute. The college student's lifestyle at FSU is never lonely and never boring. Between studying late at the main library --Stroizer-- or listening to the world renowned Marching Chiefs, FSU has something for every interest.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is a college where everyone can find their niche. FSU offers tons of clubs, sorority and fraternity life, and professors that excel in their fields. FSU is set up in a way that offers the highest level of knowledge, and help along the way to gain it.

  • 02/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    FSU Police are everywhere. FSU offers a Self-defense class for girls which I love and the officers are so nice, There are emergency lights everywhere around campus and police are fast to respond to any emergency.

    Greek Life

    A lot of sororities and frats.there are even multicultural ones. Rush week is crazy.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many clubs and things to do. they have a quidditch team, water polo team, and so much more. There are so many activities at the union Whether it be breakfast for a buck, or a Jimbo Fisher tailgate, there is always something to do.

    Great for these types of students

    People who like sports, people who like crowds of people, and people who like school spirit

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On your birthday, you get thrown into one of the fountains!

    Bang for the buck

    Professors care and want you to succeed. They love it when students come to office hours and are very willing to help. Parking is a little crazy.

    What to do for fun

    Any sport game is always filled with Seminole spirit. Whether it is football or basketball or soccer, it is always going to be fun! Every Friday is coffee hour at the Globe where they have free coffee and food from an international country, Great place to meet people and mingle.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options around campus and in campus to grab a bite. My friends and I always try to mix it up when we go out to eat. I love breakfast in the dinning halls.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are so convenient because they are on campus and being able to roll out of bed and get to class in 10 minutes is a lifesaver at times.

    Academic Rigor

    There is a lot of work to be done, so time management is key.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved and branch out because this is how you will meet so many like-minded people. And also manage your time wisely. Know your limits on how much you can handle when it comes to academics and make sure you enjoy your time as an undergrad.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love Florida State University because it is filled with different cultures, strong traditions, lively spirit, and school pride. There are so many activities at FSU it can sometimes be overwhelming. There is the 2013 National Champion Football team, classes on practically every subject imaginable, coffee hour with students around the world, clubs for almost anything (including Quidditch), and so much more.

  • 01/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe they have security polls everywhere on campus. Campus police is very responsive as well and are usually nearby.

    Greek Life

    Everywhere you turn there are greek symbols. FSU is known for having a huge amount of greek life and it surround you everywhere.

    Clubs and Activities

    Anything you want! Its Florida State University! There are so many clubs, sports teams, groups, and activities available at this university that it blows my mind. Just google what you want to do or go on the campus website and boom its there. If you want to play sports you have IM sports teams. If you want to LARP you got that too. If you want to enjoy the nightlife you have that option as well. Music...Pick a genre and go appreciate it or even play. If you like to read for fun go to the many libraries on campus. The things to do for fun are limitless you just have to do it.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to have fun, learn, and make something of themselves.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Throwing people in the fountain on their birthday.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes. Most people can afford the tuition here at florida state and scholarships help as well.

    What to do for fun

    Anything you want! Its Florida State University! There are so many clubs, sports teams, groups, and activities available at this university that it blows my mind. Just google what you want to do or go on the campus website and boom its there. If you want to play sports you have IM sports teams. If you want to LARP you got that too. If you want to enjoy the nightlife you have that option as well. Music...Pick a genre and go appreciate it or even play. If you like to read for fun go to the many libraries on campus. The things to do for fun are limitless you just have to do it.

    Food and Dining

    Personally I wasn't the biggest fan of the food but i dealt with it for my first semester and since i had the option to opt out i did. There were times that i missed the convenience but i don't regret my decision. Fired Chicken friday was pretty awesome though.

    Dorm Life

    I stayed in a dorm my summer term my first semester and was lucky enough to be in a rather recently remodeled dorm. My experience was pretty awesome because I made a lot of friends and had a blast with most of the people that lived there. I have heard that some dorms are worse than others but most people enjoy the experience of being in a dorm. It has its pros and cons but you will never forget your experiences and memories in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Personally I feel that the academic rigor is a variable trait in all classes. Most classes are harder than others and can seem to create a challenge for different people. However no matter how rigorous the course, you will always have an opportunity to succeed in that class with all the resources available at your fingertips.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely come knowing that you will have a great experience here but know that partying isn't everything. Try to maintain a balance between school and personal activities because too much of either can leave one regretful. Also don't be afraid to talk to your teachers and look for outside help out of the classroom. You are paying for your classes for a reason, to learn and get and education. People would die for the opportunity you have to be a Seminole so don't take it for granted.

    In three sentences

    The Florida State University is a university filled with diversity, and opportunity for all its students. Whether one is here for the education, sports, or what some consider to be the true college experience, with the combination of academics, and extracurricular activities, on will be able to achieve one or all here at FSU. Throughout my years here at Florida State University I have enjoyed all my experiences whether it be in the classroom with the caring, intelligent, and dedicated teachers, or in the stadium where we defeated numerous universities over the years becoming National Champions this past season, or just being on and off campus creating networks, finding opportunities, and maintaining relationships with the great people in this city, Florida State has provided it all making it a five star school in my book.

  • 01/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    It's a must!

    What to do for fun

    Hangout with friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    Transition smoothly from high school to college.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus. Friendly faculty and Students. Academic help everywhere on campus.

  • 01/30/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Everyone knows about the football games at Florida State, but there's lots of other fun things to do. In town, there are tons of movie theaters and restaurants to visit. Tallahassee is also in a great location for road trips. You can make it to the beach in 45 min, and Atlanta, Savannah or New Orleans is with within a 5-6 hour drive.

    Food and Dining

    I was not on the official meal plan, so I paid out of pocket for the fast food restaurants on campus. I visited Tallahassee last fall for a football game, and I noticed they have added higher quality restaurants with lots of healthy food.

    Dorm Life

    I had a great time living in the dorms. In 1995, the buildings did not have central air conditioning, so students tended to prop their doors open and place fans in the windows. That made for a strong community feel because we could pop in and visit, or holler across the hall to get someone's attention.

    Academic Rigor

    My program was a double major of Business and Communications. My undergrad classes were very difficult because there is a full requirement of art, history, science and humanities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to research the campus and choose a convenient place to live. There has always been a shortfall of parking spaces, and you will spend too much time rushing to and from class or paying expensive parking fines.

    In three sentences

    Attending FSU will open doors to opportunities for your entire career. FSU attracts top quality professors and they are directly involved with their students. The contacts I made at FSU have become some of my closest friends.

  • 01/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    There are so many opportunities available at FSU; try to take advantage of as many as possible.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University offers many great resources for all of its students. FSU provides both academic and athletic opportunities for its students. FSU is a rather large school.

  • 01/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    FSU is a great school and has it all: a beautiful campus, tons of clubs & organizations, plenty of things to do, a diverse student body, and great faculty.

  • 01/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are blue light towers almost every 50 feet across campus making for a very safe environment. Tallahassee police have always been quick to respond to any emergency situations I have been a part of.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are into movies and theater there is an on campus movie theater where you can watch free movies that have recently showed in theaters. This was one of the major selling points for me when I was deciding where to attend college. Free popcorn and soda are also served for students on special nights.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Freshman year I quickly learned that it is an FSU tradition to jump in the Wescott Fountain on campus at midnight of your birthday, no matter how hot or cold it may be outside. You will instantly be filled with school spirit attending FSU and after a few months you will see you closet transform into a collection of garnet and gold outfits. Game days are unforgettable days and I will hold memories with me from game days for the rest of my life.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuesdays you can go to Gumbies pizza for buy one get one free pizza. There are so many local Tallahassee restaurants that you wouldn't be able to experience at any other college. Momos pizza serves slices of pizza the size of your head, a true must visit restaurant for any FSU student.

    What to do for fun

    Tallahassee is a college town. That being said you will experience the true college experience as an FSU student. The whole town is basically catered to students, I've had the time of my life living here.

    Food and Dining

    My first two years at FSU I had an on campus meal plan. My meal plan allowed me to socialize and meet other FSU students. I also had flex-bucks which allowed me to dine at other on campus locations such as Chilis and Freshens.

    Dorm Life

    My dorm life experience at FSU was very holistic, I got a taste of both dorm styles. Freshman year I lived in a community style dorm where I met best friends that I am still very close to today, 3 years later. Sophomore year I lived in a suite style dorm where I had my own bathroom and a bit more personal space which was great in a year when I really needed to focus on my studies.

    Academic Rigor

    I was challenged at FSU and these challenges lead me to succeed. I firmly believe that in order to achieve greatness one must be challenged or we will remain unchangeable beings. My challenges lead me to be graduating top of my Biology Class Spring of 2014.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best advice I could give potential students is to remain organized. My organizational skills have allowed me to thrive in all my academic endeavors as an undergraduate. I keep a daily planner and lay out goals I want to achieve each week, seeing these goals written down make them more attainable.

    In three sentences

    The best school I could've asked to attend as an undergraduate. Found my true passion to study science my first year as a freshman. Science lead me to pursue a career in medicine.

  • 01/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    It certainly exists but I also make do without being a part of it, so I don't have much to say

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Being thrown in the Wescott fountain on your birthday. I hope your birthday does not fall on a cold day.

    What to do for fun

    Depends on what you like to do, there are hundreds of clubs and dozens of activities going on at any given time, but there are also just as many Greek parties if that's what you're looking for.

    Dorm Life

    I've had little experience with the dorms, living in one hall but only visiting a few others. The dorms I've been in so far have been nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor here is to be expected from a school of its level of prestige.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask directions. All the time. Even if you know where you're going or supposed to be, it's a good way to start a conversation.

    In three sentences

    FSU is a pretty large school but at the same time somehow manages to emanate this aura of a community. Whether it's sports, Greek life, the variety of clubs, or just all the events hosted on campus, or just having a simple area like the main green for students to gather, something is usually working to bring the students together.

  • 01/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Those who are party animals or pursuing careers in the business field

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Landis Green, great for studying

    What to do for fun

    There's nothing much to do but partying and again, it'll take you nowhere in life

    Tips for prospective students

    Just study and focus on your passions and your future life

    In three sentences

    All you have to do is study. Partying isn't everything, it will take you nowhere in life. Friends aren't everything, you'll realize who your true friends are.

  • 01/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is pretty huge at FSU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Throwing your friends in the Westcott fountain on their birthday, the tailgates before game days, and homecoming week.

    Bang for the buck

    Its more expensive than going to community college, but its worth it. The campus life and the classes are a perfect college experience.

    What to do for fun

    There are always events on campus that have freebies and free food. Theres a movie theater on campus that I visit frequently. Then there is also lost of bars and clubs if you're into that scene as well. there is also a developing art scene down in Tallahassee, and there are lots of museums to go to as well.

    Food and Dining

    We have a bunch of restaurants on campus like Starbucks, Chili's, Subway and Denny's. The dining halls are good too, some days they have all the selections you could ever want and then other days suck. I have a meal plan and I'm pretty happy with the food most of the time.

    Dorm Life

    I live in the most non-nicest dorm on campus, but its still not that bad. If you like your roommate its good. I hang out in the common areas all the time and meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    I've had some really hard classes and some really easy ones. Depends on which teacher you get for the course, so always check rate my professor before you sign up for a class!

    Tips for prospective students

    Know your dorm and get a good roommate if you're living on campus. Have an idea of your major and the types of classes you want to take. Get involved with everything you want to and don't be scared!

    In three sentences

    I love the campus, athletics and people here at FSU. The classes are challenging, but it pushes you to become a better student. Don't be put off by the party school aspect, if you don't want to not party, you're never pressured to.

  • 01/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are a few incidents you hear about every once in a while, but I have personally always felt safe on campus.

    Greek Life

    Not a part of it, but those that are seem to really enjoy it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many sports clubs, IM sports, preprofessional groups, interest groups, etc to join its hard to take it all in!

    Great for these types of students

    Regardless of the type of person you are, if you look for it, you will find your niche.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The kissing bench and getting tossed in the fountain on your (usually 21st) birthday!

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely one of the most affordable public universities in Florida and possibly in the nation. FSU strives to make all student events free so there's always something to do even if you are low on cash. But like always, avoid places like the FSU bookstore and eating out too often.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do, it would be impossible to list it all! There's the SLC to watch movies for free, the rez where you can kayak, canoe, climb a rock wall, and get involved with outdoor pursuits. OP takes trips to the southeast for mountain climbing, cave diving, etc.

    Food and Dining

    I did not have a meal plan so I can't comment on that, but the food options on campus and off are pretty decent and usually pretty cheap.

    Dorm Life

    FSU provides all the right resources to RAs and dorms to make your experience living there the best and the safest. I lived in Sally Hall my freshman year and didn't care for it. This was mostly just due to the size of the rooms and the constantly blasting AC during the colder months.

    Academic Rigor

    This depends highly on your major. I've taken mostly science classes at Florida State and it has never been easy. Expect to be studying for your exams from day 1 if you want to be successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are thinking of coming to FSU, get excited because you are about to have some of the best years of your life. This will only happen though if you get involved in just about anything that interests you and don't get too wild with partying. Don't be afraid to try something new and always be open to meeting new people!

    In three sentences

    Florida State is a school full of energy, tradition, and pride. The campus is beautiful and the opportunities you will find here are limitless. There is truly no other place quite like it!

  • 01/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe while walking around campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs at FSU; you are bound to find one that's perfect for you. There is always some kind of activity going on at FSU.

    Great for these types of students

    FSU is great for students who are serious about academics but who also want to have some fun.

    Bang for the buck

    You get a lot more than just classes when you come to FSU. They have so many activities and facilities available for students to use.

    What to do for fun

    There are always fun activities going on at FSU. The res is a great place to go if you like the outdoors. You can swim, rock climb, kayak, and just lay in the sun. They have a gym open almost all day, a movie theatre, bowling alley, and even a club. If you are ever bored, the Student Union is the place to go; they hold events almost everyday. There are also many things to do off campus. There are a lot of clubs, bars, and restaurants. If you like the outdoors, there are several parks with really nice trails.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay. It is really difficult to eat healthy. If you have any food allergies, the staff makes sure you always have something to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are a great way to get to know and meet other students. Not really the best if you want privacy.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes vary in difficulty. It is possible to get good grades in all classes depending on how committed you are as a student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the career center and get involved. Make sure to attend class and get to know your professor.

    In three sentences

    It's easy to get around campus. The professors are interested in helping students learn and passionate about what they do. There are many tools provided by the university to help students including a career center.

  • 01/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The restaurants in ths union are amazing. They include Chilis, sushi, freshebs, pollo tropical, and papa johns. However, the student dining cafeterias such as Suwannee and Fresh foods can be very expensive, and the meal plans are over priced and not worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to join as many clubs and groups as possible because it really helps your college experience be a great one. Also, routinely check with your advisors to make sure you stay on track in order to graduate on time. Lastly, try to get student housing close to campus because parking is full usually so walking can become the better alternative.

    In three sentences

    Florida State has an outstanding atmosphere full of school spirit and history. They offer a broad selection of courses that are very interesting. Overall amazing school with great faculty and extra curricular programs.

  • 12/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There's the blue light emergency buttons all over campus but I wouldn't walk alone at night.

    Greek Life

    AMAZING!!! Although every sorority has their best and worst, but if you look beyond the stereotypes given to them they are just amazing group of girls.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm in Greek life and a few other clubs. There's a club for any interest. Everyone will find their place.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone and everyone! There's a variety of different people on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Apparently eating at Figgs for fried chicken is a thing. Being thrown in the Westcott water fountain on your birthday. The kissing bench. Many other things!

    Bang for the buck

    Yes! Amazing school for an amazing in state price!! I pay the same as my sister who goes to community college.

    What to do for fun

    Football games during the fall!!! The spirit in the stadium is amazing.

    Food and Dining

    There's a variety of everything. On campus you have subway, a deli, chilis, Denny's, and chick fil a. If you're looking for something else chances are it's pretty close to campus. I don't have a meal plan so I don't have anything to say about Swanee or Fresh Foods.

    Dorm Life

    I live in the oldest dorm (smith) and I absolutely hate it. However, I love my roommate and feel lucky to have a good roommate, so I'm sticking it out. The newer dorms are much nicer.

    Academic Rigor

    Didn't do as well as I aimed for but good enough for adjusting to college life and being away from home. Know how to study and how your teachers grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you like and GET INVOLVED. If you're shy, like me, try greek life; I did and it's one of the best decisions I made. If greek life is not your thing then join multiple clubs. If you're busy you'll never be bored and time will fly by, but in a good way.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful and the school spirit is inspiring. I am so glad I chose FSU.

  • 12/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The circus is a great group activity, as is bowling at the school bowling alley. However nothing beats going to Doak Campbell Stadium and watching the Seminoles play football.

    Food and Dining

    There are several dining options both on and off campus that are excellent alternatives to the mystery meat that they serve.

    Dorm Life

    My dorm is a clean living space. However, the dorm I live in is the exception. Most dorms can be classified as slums, in fact three are scheduled for demolition as of the 13-14 school year.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic criteria is much tougher than the average community college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do paperwork on time.

    In three sentences

    Florida state is a wonderful academic institution.

  • 12/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Is expensive compared to some other schools but definitely helps you become active in your community and help come together as a community for a good cause while bettering yourself and making life long friends.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Wescott Fountain-where you pictures representing FSU the most

    What to do for fun

    The rez

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in extracurricular activities other than just school such as clubs, intramural sports, greek life, rotc, internships to help shape your resume- its not all about grades.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University number one football team in the nation and an excellent college to become active in many different extracurricular activities while challenging yourself in your studies.

  • 12/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are blue lights everywhere around campus in case of emergency. The grounds are also super well-lit and not really very sketchy. Of course, don't do anything stupid and take care of yourself, but I can say that even walking around late at night, I've never felt unsafe on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are big on athletics, school spirit, and involvement will have a great experience here. Additionally, FSU is actually a great research university and programs like UROP let undergrads work with professors on their research, so students interested in that will also find a lot of opportunities here. Of course, the party scene is also incredible, so if you like to go out you'll have fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It's tradition to dump your friends into Wescott Fountain on their birthdays, so good luck if you were born in the winter... Make sure you learn the fight song, you WILL be hearing it a lot. Homecoming is a fun bunch of events including a concert and a massive event called PowWow, so make sure you go! Make sure to get a picture with the Garnet and Gold guys; they cover themselves head to toe in glitter and are at almost every football game and other events.

    Bang for the buck

    Total annual cost is about $21,000 and probably going to keep rising along with every other school nowadays. Make sure to try to offset your costs by applying for scholarships (FREE MONEY, just do it), getting a job, or taking out loans... and applying for scholarships. The university itself does offer merit scholarships to some students. I've personally had a great experience in my first semester and plan to get more involved in the coming ones. What you put into college is truly what you get out of it. You're spending a ton of money to attend college, so make the most of it.

    What to do for fun

    Service organizations are a great way to occupy time, but the nightlife in Tallahassee is fun on the weekends. There are also a lot of interest clubs to participate in, as well as school-sponsored events like comedy shows, movie screenings, bowling, pottery, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Don't get a meal plan. Dining hall food is repetitive and bland. It's only really decent when they have groups touring the school.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is convenient and fun, but avoid living in Kellum or Smith if you can. They're pretty cramped and outdated, as well as have community bathrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Rigor really depends on each individual class. 3000-level courses are obviously going to be harder than Intro classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Joining clubs and organizations is a great way to get involved in the community and meet new people. Find a hobby so you can keep boredom at bay, you're going to have more free time than in high school. Also, make sure to get to know the people in your classes! It's nice to have friends to study for a test with or take notes for you when you have to miss class.

    In three sentences

    FSU is really friendly and has a welcoming atmosphere. There are a ton of clubs and organizations and opportunities to get involved, so everyone can find their niche. It's also really lively; there are events all the time and the social scene is great.

  • 12/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are lights throughout Campus at night and poles you can press to contact the police. There is also a Safe bus you can call and they will drop you off at your dorm if you feel uncomfortable walking.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is big here and you can rush in a sorority from Freshman to Junior year.

    Clubs and Activities

    Join clubs only if you feel you can handle it and do things you always wanted to try.

    Great for these types of students

    If you need tutoring the best place to go is the Ace Mon-Fri in the Johnston Building. The second best is Stroizer Mon-Weds.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On your 21st birthday you are thrown in the Wescott Fountain.

    Bang for the buck

    Join the boosters club and go to games to get loyalty points so when it comes to the bigger and more popular sports games you have a greater chance of getting a ticket.

    What to do for fun

    Theres usually alot of things to do on campus and there are seasonal events in the union. My advice is to join a club when your able to balance it with your school work.

    Food and Dining

    Fresh foods is the best dining hall on campus in my opinion, however Suwanee is good too. Also, I didn't know this until stumbling across it one day that there is a Food Court in the Union with a Pollo Tropical and other restaurants like Papa Johns. Recently on Campus we now have a ChickfilA and a Rising Roll. The gist is that we have lots of good food on campus within walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    Get through it. Sometimes its good to be friends with your roommates and sometimes its better to be acquaintances. Remember this is where you live and you want to go home in peace. So my personal advice if a friendship develops let it but if it doesn't don't worry. The best dorms for freshman are Wildwood, Salley and Landis. The dorms with the worst reputations are Kellum and Smith and you can prevent getting these dorms by signing up for housing EARLY!!!

    Academic Rigor

    Its not easy. Definitely go to rate my professor when choosing teachers and always go to your professors office hours. Do not slack! If you do bad on one test it may hurt your grade for the rest of the semester as in it will be hard to bring your grade up!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't stress out too much but also be sure to develop good study habits.

    In three sentences

    FSU is a very good school academically. There is always a lot of school spirit on campus. You will be very thankful to go to this school.

  • 12/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Students are given a great education and many resources to receive help in any class they need it in. It is not only a wonderful academically, but students also have many opportunities to get involved in extracurricular activities and organizations.

  • 12/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Large and varied with tons of activities daily

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On your Birthday, being thrown in the Westcott fountain.

    Bang for the buck

    Greek Life

    What to do for fun

    Football games, basketball games. IM sports. Every organization & club imaginable. Circus, Theatre, Student government & Greek Life with plenty of opportunities for philanthropy & activities with those organizations. Plenty of Religious offerings, Catholic Union, ect.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply because you will love Florida State University. Get involved in a pre-professional club and at least one other organization. Try at least one thing new each month. Study hard and reward yourself After, not before, with leisure of extracurricular activity. Do your best, study hard, get good grades... there is always something to do after your finished with your school work, so do what your supposed to do first. Take the time to get to know your advisor and teachers. Enjoy the best 4 years of your life at beautiful FSU.

    In three sentences

    Administration is student centered, professional, knowledgeable and accessible. Activities are excellent, varied and continuous. Campus is beautifully maintained and easy to navigate

  • 12/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Attend a game! Check out Ace's study rooms, chill out on the lawn.

    Food and Dining

    Every day, there is this lovely lady at the dining hall that says I love you every time you swipe in. She truly makes the seminole dining a pleasant experience. The food is decent, the options are there, and so are the hours, thankfully.

    Dorm Life

    Depends heavily on the dorm. I'm in Jennie Murphree and I love it, though the fire alarm does go off at random (which is awful, especially at 3 in the morning). Keep clear of the community style dorms, but the suite styles are fabulous.

    Academic Rigor

    It's tough, yes, but manageable. The professors are usually understanding and are willing to accommodate if you've got a lot going on. That said, FSU does have certain standards, and you're expected to uphold these.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do anything you can, when you can. If you can do more, well, it certainly won't hurt your transcript! Lots of football enthusiasm over here, and the professors are absolutely amazing.

    In three sentences

    I love Florida State University. Admittedly, coming from Europe I had my doubts regarding what lay in store, but I wholeheartedly recommend anyone looking for the college experience of a lifetime to attend FSU.

  • 12/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I hang out with my boyfriend a lot. Tallahassee has a lot of great restaurants, so save your money and eat some great food with friends!

    Food and Dining

    I did not like the dining hall, and preferred cooking. You definitely pay more than you're getting especially considering the quality. If you don't eat a lot it definitely isn't worth it. However, if you hate cooking and eat a lot of food ehem boys.. then the meal plan is the way to go! The food however does get progressively worse as the semester gets shorter, and the dining hall workers are always rude and act like they hate you.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in a pretty crappy dorm, but I definitely recommend living in a dorm freshman year. It's all part of the experience! Living in an apartment is much better though!

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are harder than others depending on the type of class. Most teachers give study guides which helps and always have office hours and are available to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't take on more than you can handle. Make friends early on, and don't go out alone at night.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is a great school. They have some good teachers, and offer a lot of help and generally have concern for students. The food is not that great though.

  • 12/05/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Look into scholarships and grants only available to freshman!

    In three sentences

    The first thing you will notice when visiting FSU is just how beautiful the campus is. With plenty of scholarships and grants available to incoming freshman almost everyone can receive financial aid. A must visit if you live in the state of Florida!

  • 11/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    SAFE Bus that picks you at any time of the night and takes you around campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Every Club you can imagine is at the Florida State University

    What to do for fun

    For fun I go shopping, hangout with friends, go bowling on Wednesday (Dollar Night), go to the movies, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Honestly, sometimes the dinning hall is not the best in the world. However, the good about the Florida State University is that they have more than one dinning hall and restaurants on campus like Chili's, Chick-Fil-a, Papa Johns, etc.

    Dorm Life

    It is strongly suggested that as a freshman you stay on campus and I completely agree. Living on campus does not only give you easy access to everything to that you will need in college, but that is where you will create life-long friendships. Also depending in what type of resistant hall you live in, like a Living-Learning Center, you can take your class in your hall and they offer a lot of opportunities.

    Academic Rigor

    Every college and university's academic standards and teaching style differ from school, so do not choose a school based on what we be easier for you. Instead, look at graduation verse accepted student rates to see the school best fits you academically. Also Florida State University have a lot of resources, ACE, CARE, etc. that strive to help students study and develop better learning and studying habits.

    Tips for prospective students

    When narrowing down you prospective colleges and university, be sure to thoroughly research your choices so that you are fully aware and informed about what the school has to offer and what you can benefit from those offers.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University can be described as The BEST in the Land. If you are looking for a school that strives for every student to excel in academics, athletics, and just being a well-rounded student, then The Florida State University is you. The Florida State University also promotes and exemplifies TRUE diversity by making sure the EVERY student feels accepted and a part of the Seminole Community.

  • 11/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to school events and parties. There is something to do almost every night.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are hard but not impossible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to join student clubs and organizations. The school is a huge school and joining clubs will be an easy way to meet and make new friends.

    In three sentences

    The school is the best part of the whole city of Tallahassee. It has a great campus, great environment to get involved, and always something to do.

  • 11/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Florida State University is probably the safest place besides the White House. There are emergency poles with blue lights that you can push if you feel you are in danger or need help! there are hundreds all over campus!

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is HUGE at Florida State. It is definitely a great way to meet people and make a solid group of friends to hang out with throughout college!

    Clubs and Activities

    there are over 150 clubs on campus. You will definitely not have a problem finding one that sparks your interest!

    Great for these types of students

    Florida State University is great for students who can study hard but also relax and have fun. If you want to meet a great deal of people, this is the right place to be!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When it's your birthday your friends will throw you in the fountain in front of the Ruby Diamond at midnight!!

    Bang for the buck

    You are definitely getting an awesome college experience along with a solid education at Florida State University.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on on campus everyday of the week. From football games on the weekends, to social events and student organizations. Also, FSU has the Rez which is a lake where you can canoe, rock climb, or just relax outside!

    Food and Dining

    There are many options to choose from when your hungry and on campus! The union has all the restaurant type foods you love. The dinning halls are also good! Fresh Foods dinning hall is the best!

    Dorm Life

    Florida State University offers many dorm options that can fit each students needs. I definitely recommend it for first year students so that they get a feel for the campus and get really involved in all the events happening on campus!

    Academic Rigor

    Florida State University gives student a solid education and a vigorous load of course work, but in the end you will benefit tremendously.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get intimidated by the large numbers, everyone has a chance to get involved! Study hard, but also relax hard!, keep in mind that college is suppose to be fun along with educational. Florida State University is a college to be proud of attending!

    In three sentences

    Florida State University offers a wide range of opportunities and resources for success. Florida State University has the best school spirit and student life. Florida State University is a great place to get a quality education.

  • 11/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    football games and other sports

    Food and Dining

    the figg is the best dinning hall.

    Tips for prospective students

    live on campus first year since you can get involved and enjoy the beautiful campus.

    In three sentences

    It has a beautiful campus that allows student to enjoy their education and overall college experience. School spirit and tradition at FSU is enjoyable and shared throughout campus. Once attending FSU, you will fall in love and enjoy every second spent.

  • 11/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    FSUPD right on campus, text notifications, and a blue light system to alert police at any time.

    Greek Life

    Very prevalent. Very laid back and minimal hazing. You do not have to be in Greek Life to be in the scene.

    Clubs and Activities

    You name it, we have it.

    Great for these types of students

    EVERYONE

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Get thrown into the fountain on your birthday!

    Bang for the buck

    FSU was rated the most cost efficient university in the nation, meaning they spend the least amount of money per student. This can be seen as a good thing or a bad thing.

    What to do for fun

    Anything you can think of. Endless clubs, recreation centers, movie theatre, frisbee, soccer, football, gyms, and much more. If you like it, chances are you can find a group of others who do as well.

    Food and Dining

    Only two dining halls and a few restaurants. They get old quickly.

    Dorm Life

    Great time in the dorms, but some are in need of restoration to say the least. Always something going on, but very expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging but not overly so.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never take Dr. Moffatt. Enjoy all of the experiences the university has to offer and keep an open mind. Live in the library.

    In three sentences

    FSU is amazing in all aspects. The majority of professors are knowledgable and genuinely caring. The science department strives to have up to date resources and provide students with a great education.

  • 11/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Some dorms require a meal plan which can be very expensive, and overall the on campus dining halls have sub-par food with very little variety.

    Dorm Life

    Only a few dorms are actually nice, most are somewhat older and kind of run down. There is, however, always something to do.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging without driving you insane because it seems impossible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study, be prepared for tough classes, and don't let high-school fool you.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus with no shortage of help for whatever you may need. There is always something happening at the University. Great place to get an education!

  • 11/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Florida State is an affordable college that puts a lot into the school. Florida State has real school pride. Florida State is a school where getting your diploma will mean something.

  • 11/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The FSU Police Department are there to make you feel safe, and I feel they do their job well. Most people get in trouble with Transportation Services because they park in the parking garages on levels that are not the top level (the top level is reserved for overnight parking) and leave their cars there overnight, which results in a $30 parking violation ticket. It's just a dumb thing to do, and it's not worth the $30.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Outside the stadium, there's a statue of Chief Osceola riding on Renegade (the horse) and wielding a spear. Every Friday before a home game, they light the end of the spear and it burns until midnight of game day. For big games, they will have a spirit drum for people to play until game time. Of course, our coolest tradition is when a student from the Seminole Tribe of Florida dressed as Chief Osceola rides Renegade onto the football field and drives his flaming spear into center of the field on the 50 yard line. Another unrelated tradition is celebrating a student's birthday by throwing them into the fountain outside the Westcott building at night. Originally it was only done on the 21st birthday, but it has now been expanded to include any birthday.

    Bang for the buck

    At Florida State University, depending on your major of course, there is a weighty prestige that comes with the degree. The courses feel like quality learning, and the tuition isn't as incredibly expensive as other state colleges in Florida.

    Food and Dining

    On-campus dining options are kind of pricy, but there is a row of fast food restaurants just off campus and the food there is wonderful. I recommend The Pitaria for a yummy Gyro at lunchtime and Donut Kingdom for breakfast or an afternoon snack.

    Dorm Life

    I wouldn't know about the dorm life because I live off campus, but I know some people who live in dorms and there are certain buildings that have a lot of mold in them and people get sick all the time.

    Academic Rigor

    My major (Theatre) isn't particularly academically challenging, but it will consume a lot of your time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ride the campus buses! Once you get familiar with the routes, buses are an easy way to quickly get across campus. Parking is a hassle, so come on your first day with second and third choices for parking garages. They are working on adding more, so maybe in a couple of years it won't be such a problem, but it is a problem now. Try to carry the map they gave you at Orientation around for the first couple of weeks. If you aren't from Tallahassee, figuring out the city can be a herculean task. If you want to get out and see everything it has to offer, you will need a car or a friend who has a car. The city buses are not efficient enough and you will still have to walk a lot. DO NOT LOSE YOUR FSU ID CARD. You get so many things for free on campus with your FSU ID card.

    In three sentences

    Lots of friendly people create a very welcoming environment. This used to be a huge party school, but things seem to be improving from that position.

  • 11/16/2013

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    What to do for fun

    There's a lot of clubs and organizations on campus to join. If not you can make your own club. There's IM sports for you to stay in shape and play a sport that you love at the same time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, get involved, and learn time management.

    In three sentences

    This is a school with a lot of accomplishments and an immense amount of spirit. Also gives opportunities for everyone to succeed and build networks for the future. Lastly it's just a school that opens doors for you, because of the lively environment and great staff.

  • 11/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never felt unsafe on campus, especially since I live right next to the campus PD. There are blue-light stations everywhere on campus that will allow you to phone the police, or have them track where you walk; they will show up at that location in a heartbeat!

    Greek Life

    Personally I chose to get involved in Greek Life and I can honestly say it is the absolute BEST decision I've ever made! Greek Life is not crazy here like it is in the movies, it is truly an honorable and outstanding thing to get involved with. You truly learn so much more about yourself, doors are opened for leadership opportunities and you get to meet so many people while raising money for great causes!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds, and I mean hundreds of clubs and activities to get involved with here! There are multitudes of activities every night happening, sometimes it can be hard just to decide where to go!

    Great for these types of students

    All students have a fantastic experience here! There is literally something for everyone, and if you don't see it, you can start a club of your own easily! Florida State University brings out the spirited, fun side in people especially around Homecoming!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On your birthday it is tradition that you get dunked in Westcott Fountain, which is always a blast!!! You can't beat the spirit that we have especially at football games when Osceola and Renegade storm the field with their flaming spear and plant it on the 50 yard line!

    Bang for the buck

    Florida State is very affordable even at the in-state tuition rate, you just can't beat the value! Also, Freshman scholarships and Bright Futures are definitely helpful if you can get them!

    What to do for fun

    FSU offers a ton of events in the Union, free movies at the Student Life Center, paddle boarding and beach volleyball at the Reservation, and much more! With so much to get involved in and so many opportunities for activities and events to participate in, it's hard to be bored here.

    Food and Dining

    I think I just need to give a shout-out to the newest Chick-Fil-A that opened right in the middle of campus, smart move Chick-Fil-A, smart move... You can find a variety of food everywhere and it is all relatively cheap and healthy! A meal plan is a good bet for Freshmen who don't have the easiest access to a kitchen.

    Dorm Life

    I had the opportunity to live in a new, suite-style hall which was amazing! I had a blast getting to live right in the middle of campus, it was so convenient. All of my friends loved their experience living in a dorm whether it be suite-style or community-style, so make the most of it!

    Academic Rigor

    Florida State offers a wide variety of majors and minors, all academically challenging and rigorous! You definitely need to put in the study time in order to do well, but the University is very accommodating and you will find help at almost every corner along the way!

    Tips for prospective students

    Go where you feel at home. No matter the rankings and gossip from other students about other schools, make sure you choose the school that uniquely calls out to you. Also, try again and again to get involved with everything you want to! You never know what doors you can open just from trying.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University makes you proud to be part of something so much bigger than yourself, yet it makes you feel included in everything at the same time. There is always something to get involved with here no matter what your interests are, you will find your family away from home here. You can't beat the spirit, school pride, and prestige that is The Florida State University.

  • 11/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    If you want to party, there are always parties available. Get involved with club or intermural sports if that interests you. Just about any interest you have, there's going to be a group for it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved, check out the career center, and apply yourself completely.

    In three sentences

    Florida State is what you make of it. Every opportunity you could want is available, but you have to be willing to get up and look for it. If you choose FSU, get involved immediately in every kind of organization that interests you.

  • 11/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    It is amazing if you are a part of it, but if you aren't then you will feel really excluded sometimes.

    Great for these types of students

    Party lovers

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Your friends throw you into the fountain on Landis Green for your birthday.

    What to do for fun

    Many people go out to clubs (in which there are many surrounding campus) or Greek parties. The intramural sports are very fun, and during football season there is always stuff to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that all of your financial aid is situated before school starts because there will be hundreds of people in line if you wait too long. If you are bringing your car just make sure that you keep an eye out for tow away zones because people get towed every second of every day. Don't be afraid to get involved, it's the only way to get the most out of Florida State.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is one of the greatest schools in the country in athletics, academics, and in wild antics. There is literally a place for anyone and everyone, and the community as a whole is very accepting. The University makes it as simple and stress free as possible on its students.

  • 10/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I do not eat on campus so I cannot say.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in a dorm. I have been living in a house owned by Southern Scholarship Foundation. It is a housing alternative for financially needy students.

    Academic Rigor

    The majority of classes are interesting. No class is easy, they all have their difficulties.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are undecided about the major that you want to pursue, become an Exploratory major. This is a program that helps students figure out majors that fit their personality and work ethics. The majority of Exploratory make their decisions on their permanent major and rarely ever switch.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University serves its students fairly well. There are many different programs to help students succeed and more importantly, these programs work. One aspect that needs work is the the Financial Aid office, they tend to be slow.

  • 10/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is a big part of campus life. There are panic buttons all around campus that make up the Blue Light Trail. They connect you with FSU police and automatically dispatch an officer to your location. There are also safety reports sent out to inform you on what crimes have happened on campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life definitely makes up a culture here at FSU. There's always a both or banner's around campus promoting their events or recruiting people to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs and activities to get involved in on campus. It's almost impossible to take part in everything that goes on. One things for sure, you won't have an issue finding a club that suits your interest.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're a person who enjoys being in a historic setting but also like being in a social environment then Florida State is the place for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are a lot of traditions and hidden gems around campus. One of these traditions is being thrown into the iconic Westcott Fountain on your birthday. As for the other gems and traditions associated with FSU you'll just have to come explore and find them for yourself, that's just apart of the magic of being a student.

    Bang for the buck

    Being a student at FSU definitely has its perks. Every student has the opportunity to attend any sports event throughout the year without having to pay. The support system for struggling students is expansive. You never have to pay for tutoring, all you need to do is make an appointment for help.

    What to do for fun

    If you ever find yourself bored you can always find something to do.We're one of the only campuses in the country that has a circus that puts on shows throughout the year. We also have a movie theater, bowling ally, night club, and pottery shop. Off campus there are different outdoor activities to take part in put on by the university. Landis always has a group of students playing some type of sport if you feel like being more active and social.

    Food and Dining

    FOOD, FOOD, FOOD!! One thing you will never have to worry about is finding something to eat. There are different events where you can go and eat for free or for a small fee. Around every corner there are vending machines for a quick snack. There are also different restaurants and dinning halls scattered around campus, and small stores where you can buy food to make in your dorm.

    Dorm Life

    Every residence hall here on campus is like living a close knit neighborhood. Each hall puts on different events throughout the year to help students adjust and make friends in college. There is even some rivalry between residence halls to see which one is the best on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Whether you like a challenge or are looking for an easier route, Florida State has a course for you. Each course has different sections that typically focus on different aspects of that subject. You pick which section you would like to focus on based on your person interest. So if you want to take an english class on board games you just sign up for that class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Here are some helpful tips to think about when looking at Florida state: 1. Get Involved! Look into the different clubs and programs that Florida State has to offer. With thousands of students and hundreds of clubs it shouldn't be too hard to find friends that share your same interest. 2. Be independent. Choose Florida State because YOU want to come here not because your friends are attending. The same goes for your studies. Choose classes and a major you enjoy. Remember in the end all that matters is that you're happy. 3. Ask questions. Don't be afraid to ask those stupid questions that you have. Chances are that they're not stupid and someone else has already asked it. The sooner you start asking questions the easier it'll be for you to adjust to college later on. 4. Explore. Take the time to check out the campus and all it's little secrets. Part of choosing a college is loving the campus.

    In three sentences

    Opportunities and adventures are around every corner. School pride fills the souls of every student walking the brick lined walk ways. There's something magical about Florida State that only you can uncover with yourself.

  • 10/23/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    They have an on Campus theater that plays certain movies. They also have a campus bowling ally. If one has different preference one can go to places near by, I personally recommend going to voodoo dog and trying their variety of delicious hot dogs.

    Food and Dining

    Really nice on campus restaurants and the meal plans are a pretty convenient to have.

    Dorm Life

    Different types of dorms for everyone. Tip if you have a preferred dorm it is best to sign up as soon as possible on the list for housing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be organized and have a schedule of deadlines.

    In three sentences

    The campus is really beautiful and has really gorgeous parks like Landis Green. They have some really nice on campus restaurants like Dennys. The people at the university are really friendly too.

  • 10/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Movies, lectures, Union events, football games, concerts, Tallahassee shops, Breakfast-for-a-Buck, sports, relaxing under the sun, joining a club, bake some cookies in your hall's kitchen, eat. There's so much to do, it's impossible to list everything!

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls at FSU (Suwannee and Fresh Foods) are kept clean and serve a vast amount of different food. There's always wraps and sandwiches, salad and pizza, as well as waffles in the morning and main dishes that vary day-by-day. It's a little pricy, but the convenience and quality are worth it--at least for your first year. Not to mention that their are some very kind members in the staff! They always make you feel welcome.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at FSU can enhance your college experience exponentially. Being on campus, you're easily connected to the events that are taking place. Dorms tend to post papers in the hallways advertising different clubs and activities for you to try. The residents can become some of your closest friends. The RA's are super kind and helpful--you can go to them for anything. College is a lot easier when you've got people all around you that are going through your exact same situation!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are as hard as you let them be. If you put in the time to study and pay attention in class, you should be fine. Some teachers fly through material faster than others, but you can meet with them one-on-one in their office hours to help clarify anything.

    Tips for prospective students

    At FSU, you can't afford to be shy and lock yourself in your room all day. Go check out the Leach gym, or for people like me that prefer a small work-out space, try the Wellness Center. Lay out on Landis Green, or take a dip in the fountain. Attend a concert at Club Downunder. Attend a meeting for on of the clubs on campus--they tend to chalk the sidewalks with info on their next meetings! Go to Strozier and study with a friend. The list of things to do is huge! Try everything that interests you! You never know who you might meet or what you might learn.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is a university for all types of people. There are hundreds of registered student organizations to join, tons of fun events to attend (like Haunted Harvest or Light the Night), and the professors are generally outstanding, well-educated, interesting individuals that are willing to help you with your studies. So many doors are available for you to open--the hardest part is picking which ones to go through!

  • 10/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    FSUPD works VERY hard to make sure everyone feels-- and is safe-- on campus from their extensive blue light system to an app that tells PD how long it's taking you to walk from location to location. They're response time in emergencies is unbelievable and we're rated as one of the safes campuses across the US based on how our PD is trained.

    Clubs and Activities

    Name it, we have it from Greek life to Moonlight skinny dipping. No matter who you are on campus, you'll find a place to belong.

    Bang for the buck

    Paying for college is hard no matter where you go, but I don't think I'll regret this in the slightest. It's a good investment.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are horrible, dirty and have gross food; but, the restaurants and coffee shops are great and there is something for everyone.

    Dorm Life

    FSU works very hard in training their housing staff to make sure everyone feels at home in their community. Not every building is new or recently renovated but they all have their individual charm and benefits.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to apply yourself in classes and put in some effort. As long as you do, you'll be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make friends first, they're the ones that'll help you through the hard times. First semester make sure to focus but don't stress yourself out too much, you have time.

    In three sentences

    I love Florida State University. The diverse, and beautiful campus can make anyone feel at home-- I sure do. It provides a challenge for whoever wants one and offers easier class for whoever doesn't.

  • 10/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You get thrown into a fountain on your birthday... lol

    Bang for the buck

    Meal plans!

    What to do for fun

    SLC, Union, Club down under.... DOWNTOWN GETDOWNS! :D

    Food and Dining

    I like Fresh Foods more than Suwannee... But there are plenty of options!

    Dorm Life

    I've made some amazing friends!

    Academic Rigor

    So far, my professors have been very disorganized and difficult which isn't what I expected. Be prepared to actually having to study!

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on or as close to campus as possible! There's always so much going on, like at the SLC (student life cinema) or in the union! Plus, take advantage of meal plans... it's like a buffet and an easy way to meet new people.

    In three sentences

    FSU was the school of my dreams! I've made wonderful life-long friends. My classes are much more difficult than in high school.

  • 10/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Every dorm requires an access card swipe to get in and there's night staff walking around all the time. No one sketchy should be able to get in and in the two years I lived on campus, no one ever did. There are also posts all over campus with emergency buttons that contact the police if you need help. I've never not felt safe walking on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    As I said before, there are countless clubs and organizations on campus and there's no way you won't be able to find something that fits you. From music, to fitness, to ethnic clubs, there's really something for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It's tradition for your 21st birthday to jump into the Westcott Fountain, swim around, then climb to the top (preferably while singing the Warchant). People do it for every birthday a lot now, it's so much fun.

    What to do for fun

    On campus, there are countless ways you can get involved. There are literally thousands of different student organizations and there's something for everyone. By some crazy chance what you want isn't represented, anyone can start a new organization as long as there are ten people who want to do it with you. There are events on campus all the time and there's a movie theater on campus that's free for students. There's plenty of stuff to do around town, I love it here.

    Food and Dining

    I never had a meal plan so I can't comment too much on the dining halls. In the union and around campus though, there are a bunch of restaurants that I went to a lot to use my FSU Cash and those were always great experiences.

    Dorm Life

    My freshman year I lived in Dorman Hall, a community dorm. My RA was the greatest because she really took the time and made the effort to get to know me and let me know she was there to help me. Dorms are are so conveniently located so it's not hard to get to class, too. I loved my life there.

    Academic Rigor

    Sometimes I think it depends on your major, but I think that FSU does a great job preparing any student for their career which includes hard work. Focus on school, give your reading and homework the attention it requires little by little rather than cramming the night before something is due and it'll seem easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you get accepted, apply for a dorm ASAP! you want a good priority number so that you get the dorm you want. If however, you get one of the dorms people usually say unfavorable things about, go in with a positive attitude and make the most of it. Community dorms are great because you meet more people in the halls, and you never have to clean your own bathroom. You'll miss that when it's gone, I promise. Otherwise, go into everything with an open mind and a positive attitude, you'll be great.

    In three sentences

    Florida State is a welcoming and exciting environment. The campus is beautiful and the faculty is incredible. Definitely a great learning experience for anyone who chooses to attend.

  • 10/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have the FSUPD located at the very center of the campus and they are available in a matter of minutes incase anything does occur. Also, the university has what we call the SAFE bus with operation hours ranging from 7pm-3am for those students who do not want to walk from one part of campus to another during late night hours.

    Greek Life

    Some schools do not have the pleasure to have multiple councils but Florida State University has the Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, and Panhallenic Association. If you feel that greek life isfor you, you have a vast amount of options to choose from. The greeks do a lot around campus and are very much respected for their service and scholarship in our community.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Some of our traditions include showing a lot of school pride on game days, whether home or away. Also, we have what's called Market Wednesday in the Union every wednesday and a dj comes out and plays music from 12-1. It's a lot of fun!

    What to do for fun

    There are just so many things to do for fun! Whether you're involved in a specific organization or not, there is ALWAYS something to do. In the Oglesby Union we have Club Downunder which hosts plenty of events ranging from concerts, comedy shows, to drag shows. We also have Crenshaw Lanes, our bowling alley, which is lots of fun to go to with a group of friends. One other part of campus I truly enjoy is the Student Life Cinema which is our own personal movie theater and plays a lot of great movies throughout the semester.

    Food and Dining

    The food options here are absolutely amazing. We have everything from Chik-fil-a, Pollo Tropical, Einstein Bagels, Pizza Hut, Denny's, Starbucks, and even Subway! There are also a few bugget style cafeteria's with great foods on their menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at Florida State University is a lot of fun and you get to meet lots of new people that may perhaps be your friends for a lifetime to come. Living in the dorms I met my three closest friends and I wouldn't change that experience for the world!

    Academic Rigor

    Some teachers are more difficult than others but nonetheless you will be challenged to think critically whether you're in an introductory class or in a vigorous one.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is nothing like high school. There are alot more opportunities to do what you love if you step out of your comfort zone and just do your research. Slacking off is never an option because shool is no longer free! If you're looking into Florida State University as your top university to attend, you will not regret it once you are here!

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is an all inclusive university with a very diverse population and a lot of great opportunities. I feel inlove with the school the minute I stepped foot here and three years later I love it even more. The professors, faculty, and student body are very welcoming!

  • 10/12/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There are various clubs and bars that you can go to to dance and have a good time.

    Food and Dining

    Great food and diversity.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are clean! Especially Degraff and Wildwood

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging, yet helpful, courses will have you prepared for the real world.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard, focus on your studies and don't party a lot!

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is an amazing university that has a great feel to it! Everyone is part of one big community and you will never feel alone; everyone is so friendly and loving. Florida State has a beautiful campus and the academics are awesome!

  • 10/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There will always be robberies everywhere you go, but Florida State tries it's hardest to keep campus safe. I always feel safe on campus. There are street lights and campus lights on at all times and it is surprising how many people are on campus at any hour of the day and night. When you walk back from the library at 3 am, there are still people walking around. Even on week days. Everywhere you stand on campus, there are two visible security call poles that contact FSU PD if you do not feel safe. There is also the SAFE bus which is a car service that takes you around on campus when you do not feel safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a great way to stay connected to the school and make new friends. There are many different options for Greek life. Sororities, Fraternities and even co-ed fraternities. Some have houses, and the ones that don't are a lot cheaper. If you think you can't afford to be Greek, then try going for something without a house because it is a lot more affordable. There are even a lot of community service co-ed fraternities to join as well.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of things to do around campus. Florida State has many options. They have cheap bowling every night, pottery painting, free movie theater with FSU ID, gym classes, a circus, and a bunch of planned recreational activities throughout the year. Take advantage of all these activities to do on campus! It will keep your mind stress free when you have so many studies going on.

    Food and Dining

    I miss having the meal plan. It was super convenient not having to cook for yourself in your first year when you have so much going on. There was a great deal of variety as well. Everyday there was something different. You could have salads, or sandwiches and wraps, pastas, vegetarian options and a bunch more. Did I mention you don't have to do the dishes? It is the only time in your life where you could just put your plates on a moving track where they get cleaned. Take advantage of the meal plans when you live on campus and don't take it for granted.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is a great way to learn the campus. Being close to everything really helps you adjust. Study rooms in the dorms a great way to get away to study because the rooms might feel cramped at some times when you're stressed. People might think community style bathrooms are awful and to choose dorms without them, but I really enjoyed them. No one was in there when I was, and you could easily have the bathroom to yourself. It isn't too far from your room either, and you don't have to clean it! No matter which dorm you are in, you aren't in there for your four years. It is only temporary.

    Academic Rigor

    My classes have been challenging and when you study enough it is very rewarding getting the grades you deserve. Some classes are more challenging than others but as long as you try your hardest you will be okay. If you think that getting a B+ or an A- or even a C+ isn't good enough when the class has been difficult, you need to give yourself a break. Some classes you will do better in and some you won't. We're human and we can't do amazingly in every class. Give yourself a break and don't be too hard on yourself because it could keep you from succeeding in the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    As busy as you might think you are, really try to squeeze in after school activities or clubs. It really gets you connected with friends with similar interests and it makes Florida State feel more like a home. Studying out of your room works a lot better and you focus more. Also, do not wait until the last minute for papers or studying because you might think you're ready but you will always do better is you do things ahead of time and look them over more.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is full of school spirit. Everyone feels a great connection with each other because of school pride. I am proud to say I am part of this great academic community.

  • 10/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    We have everything! The Food is very diverse and yummy!

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging so be prepared! Especially science courses!

    Tips for prospective students

    The Campus is huge so have some sort of transportation. Bikes come in handy! Manage your time wisely!! It flies!

  • 10/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus offers many services to make sure students are safe. There is a safe van that one can call for late night transportation. Just dial 644 SAFE and the van will pick you up quickly and take you to your on campus destination. There are emergency posts all around campus that one can use to contact FSUPD if you're feeling unsafe.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is a tradition here to get thrown into one of the many fountains on your birthday. It might seem strange but many students enjoy it.

    What to do for fun

    Join an organization! There are plenty of organizations to help you get involved and meet new people while having fun. The school also has events that are either free or really cheap for students. There is a bowling alley for nights where you want to get a bit competitive and a student theater if you just want to sit down and watch a good movie. If fitness is your thing, Florida State has two exercising complexes that are an exercise enthusiast's dream.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls here are very pretty and clean. The always have different options to choose from but do get a bit old after a while. In the halls there are TVs for students to watch while eating and the staff always serves with a smile. The food has four different restaurants to eat from but they're not very healthy. I must say that the service is pretty fast.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a dorm may seem scary at first, but you soon come to realize it's not as bad as you thought. There are kitchens to cook in and lounges to hang out with friends if you're bored. Every building has different activities that they do through out the year and you get to meet a lot of people. The facilities are usually clean and the RAs try their best to make sure everyone gets along and has a great place to live. Living on campus is also more convenient when it comes to getting to class on time and feeling like a part of the school. Here at Florida State the Marching Band plays outside of the dorms before games making students excited and full of pride for the Noles. Dorm life here totally completes the college experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses here require a lot of out of class attention. One can not simply go to class and pass the class. As a student here you must study for your tests, read the material beforehand, and take advantage of all the tutoring services offered if unsure about a certain topic.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to really focus on school. Academic success is very important at FSU so remember to put your school first. Also make sure to be involved in the community. The Florida State University encourages student involvement in extracurriculars and community service.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is truly an excellent school. Not only are there numerous resources to help students with their course work but also a large amount of organizations to make students feel like they have a place to belong and express their interests.

  • 10/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency lights everyone and always police on campus.

    Greek Life

    I'm a member of greek life and I love it. Great experience.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is something for everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    Expensive, but is a great university and well worth the cost.

    What to do for fun

    The student union always has fun things going on whether it's free concerts or free food. Also the rez has plenty of outdoor activities free for students.

    Food and Dining

    Would prefer to eat off campus.

    Dorm Life

    Typical part of the college experience. Will help you appreciate your future apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your major and class load.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be yourself and you will find your perfect group of friends. It's a great opportunity to find out who you are as a person and what you want to do with your life.

    In three sentences

    Wonderful atmosphere for learning. It's a beautiful campus. All the students seem excited to learn.

  • 09/10/2013

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    What to do for fun

    Practice!

    In three sentences

    I'm so excited to even be considered for FSU. My dream is to play trombone with some of the masters, and they are here. Woo!

  • 09/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is a top priority at FSU, there are always campus police patrolling the grounds to keep the students safe and out of harmâ??s way. There are also emergency poles scattered around the campus that you can press to instantly call the police in case of an emergency or if you feel you are ever being threatened. These poles were also strategically placed so that from any pole you should be able to see at least two to three others. Florida Stateâ??s campus is very safe, even in the dead of night. There are always people walking around no matter how late it is, and you always feel as if you are in a safe place.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs and activities are unparalleled here at Florida State. There are hundreds of clubs to join, many fraternities and sororities to become a part of, college sports and intramural sports to play, performing arts to watch or become a part of, shows to see, music to listen, and the list goes on. Whether youâ??re into community service, arts, traveling, sports, or really an activity you enjoy, there is a club for you. And if not you can start it yourself!

    Great for these types of students

    Honestly, Florida State University is home to every single type of student. With so many people attending the school there is truly every type of person you can imagine here. If youâ??re possibly worried about not fitting in or having trouble making friends with people with your personalities, donâ??t be. There is really something for everyone, which is probably why everyone feels so at home here at FSU.

    Bang for the buck

    Florida State being the second least expensive school in the United States, is definitely where youâ??ll get the most bang for your buck. Especially for such a well respected school, Florida State is definitely the top choice if youâ??re trying not to spend a fortune on college. And who wants to be paying off student loans for years and years to come? Not most students.

    What to do for fun

    Between hundreds of clubs, Greek life, sports, performing arts, football games, and the circus (and thatâ??s just the tip of the iceberg) it is almost impossible not to have a great time at FSU. There is always something going on at almost every hour of the day, 7 days a week. Along with this there are of course plenty of bars, clubs, and hot spots that always provide for a good time.

    Food and Dining

    With two dining halls on campus, (one of which resembles Hogwarts) and many other restaurants including Chilies, Dennyâ??s, subway, Einstein Bagel, Pollo Tropical, and others, there is a great variety of places to eat on campus. With meal plan options including â??Flex Bucksâ?? to use at these establishments, you can enjoy these many restaurants even if you have a meal plan. However if none of the restaurants on campus spark your interest there are plenty more around campus within an easy walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    There are many great dorms available at FSU whether you want a private suite style or more of a community style, there are plenty to choose from. Being a more condensed college, dorm life if perfect for incoming Freshman or even returning students as everything that one may need is within walking distance. Dorm life is highly recommended not only for the convenience it provides new students adjusting to life outside of home, but also for the social aspect of it. There are many people to meet in the dorms and most students make their best friends with the people they live with.

    Academic Rigor

    Florida State is a very academically focused school. Being one of the top research universities in the United States, Florida State prides its self on its research and academics. The degrees awarded from Florida State are highly respected and well known because of this.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for the true college experience then come to Florida State University. Not only will you have the best 4-5 years of your life but you will be extremely prepared for the career ahead of you. Although you should truly base your decision on what you're planning on majoring in and what school can help you grow and succeed in that major the most, Florida State is looked very highly upon by professionals in every field of work from business to medicine. To put things into perspective, with most colleges, new students either really like the school or they really don't. At Florida State, every single person is a Nole till the death, and from the moment you step on campus there is no turning back.

    In three sentences

    Thee Florida State University is one of the the top most prestigious state colleges in the United States. From clubs, to Greek life, to all of the many great degrees that Florida State offers, there is something for everyone here, and of course the school spirit felt throughout the campus is unparalleled. If you're planning on attending a college in Florida, there is no place else to go besides joining the Noles!

  • 09/02/2013

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    In three sentences

    I'm a prospective student. My visit to FSU was amazing. It is by far the nicest, most welcoming campus I had ever set foot on. Please schedule a visit, you will love it! I cannot wait to send in my application for Fall 2014. :D

  • 09/01/2013

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    In three sentences

    I absolutely loved the campus and the authentic vibe I felt during my tour.

  • 09/01/2013

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    In three sentences

    I've heard nothing but great things about this school, pretty awesome, campus is great, and lots of friends have gone there!

  • 08/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety at FSU for me has been pretty substantial for the most part. Aside from the handful of accidents or incidents that you hear about around campus, personal safety; whether that be during the day or at night, is never a serious issue for me. As long as you're smart about being safe, then there's no problems to be had.

    Clubs and Activities

    The level of involvement at Florida State goes as far as you want it to. There is no shortage of clubs, activities, or any form of involvement at FSU. It all just depends on what you want to do, how you want to do it, and whether or not you have the time to do it!

    Great for these types of students

    For any student who is willing to enjoy the college experience; the best of both worlds, academically and socially. I think the variety of students that come to FSU are far and few in between. The diversity that I see on this campus is both incredible and sometimes scary (in a good way). I think that if you want to enjoy your four some years in college, than FSU is the place for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I think the great thing about traditions is experiencing them for yourself. What's the fun in telling you all the secrets if you're not going to go out and see them for yourselves?

    Bang for the buck

    College is what college is; and there's no exception for how much it costs. It doesn't matter if you're going to Ivy League, or your local community college; higher education costs are not cheap, and FSU is not excluded from that rule. For what it's worth, it's all about what you make of it. If you don't think that what you're buying is worth it, then by all means, don't buy it. But if you feel like it's a necessity to purchase everything on your syllabus, you go right ahead.

    What to do for fun

    When it comes to having fun at Florida State; it's all what you make of it. If you're not willing to have fun, then chances are you're not going to be having a lot of it. There are countless opportunities to meet people, get involved, or just simply enjoy the college experience for what it is. So if you're willing to step outside and explore, you'd be more than surprised to see what FSU has to offer.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining on FSU's campus is better than not. The food court located in the Student Union, along with a few other restaurants sprinkled here and there certainly make finding a place to eat easy and accessible. The dining halls provide an array of buffet style food with which you can gorge as you please; or if you prefer the less hectic, more traditional style of eating out, restaurants like Denny's and Chili's are right around the corner.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a dorm is an experience that everyone should have to go through at least once. Especially for college students who come from a family where they are the only child, or even for kids who have 10 brothers and sisters. The kind of lifestyle of living in a dorm is an exciting one, both for others and especially personally for yourself.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes you take here are as difficult as you make them. The professors are not difficult to understand, and they're always around to help. They do their job, and what's left is you have to do yours. The classes are only going to be difficult if you make them that way. College is about the academics, first and foremost, so don't forget that.

    Tips for prospective students

    Florida State University is about as close to the pristine college experience as you're going to get; so with that being said, you should enjoy it. College is all about expanding and learning, either about the world or even about yourself. Don't sell your college career short because classes have you bogged down; or don't go buck wild and crazy like there's no tomorrow. In college you need to find that happy medium. But in the end, it's all about the experience.

    In three sentences

    FSU has been by far one of the greatest decisions I've ever made as far as my future and career is concerned. The atmosphere and the curriculum really work hand-in-hand to deliver an incredible college experience for anyone. I would not change my decision to come to Florida State, and I think that any prospective student looking to come here would be a fool not to.

  • 08/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The Oglesby Union always has something fun to offer any time of the year with options such as Club Downunder, featured guests, the bowling alley, movie theatre, even the art center, there's plenty to do. You can always do this with friends too, or take the fun off campus at the Rez for some swimming and games. And clubs all over the school are always having some sort of event throughout the year to bring kids together and get people involved.

    Food and Dining

    There are definitely plenty of Starbuck's to go around here at FSU with at least one in every section of the school. We also have plenty of options in our cafeteria area, such as Chili's, Subway, fro-yo, Papa Johns and more! Outside of that, there is also the Suwanee Room, as well as the Fresh Food Co., with plenty of options for an all day, in and out meal.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm, but what I hear they are pretty well maintained and help to live in walking distance to the school.

    Academic Rigor

    So far, I would go to say that the academic rigor is pretty well pushed upon students. Teachers don't tend to pile assignments on you, for the sake that they want to make sure you can learn the material without freaking yourself out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask for help, whether it's for academics, you need directions to your classes or aren't understanding the academic material. Make sure to do all the work your teachers assign-most likely there's a reason and purpose to how they explain and lay things out for you. And most importantly, don't forget to take a breather and relax during this new part of your life.

    In three sentences

    So far, my time at Florida State has been awesome! All of my teacher's are very into the things they teach, the classes are interactive, and will make all the time in the world to help you succeed. Everyone outside, students, teachers, workers, janitors, you name it, are more than willing to help you find your way (directionally now to avoid getting lost, as well as put you on a straight path for your life), as well as answer whatever questions you have.

  • 08/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Tallahasse's night life is are to avoid, there are many clubs and greek house party that are fun (if you can conduct yourself responsibily). There also organizations you can get involved with for fun.

    Food and Dining

    The campus resturants are all convenient and delicious. Chili's, Subway, and Starbucks are just a very of the resturant that I frequent. Both of the dining halls: Suwannee and Fresh Foods offer amazing food in two different settings that anyone can love. There is also a dining hall especially for the althetes named Figgs, which is opened to the public on Fridays for Fried Chicken Fridays. There are also resturants immediately of campus.

    Dorm Life

    Living on-campus is amazing! You are on the close quarters of all the campus activities, not to mention it is an automatic way to meet new, interseting Seminoles.

    Academic Rigor

    Courses can be difficult if you are not on top of your studies. Every class can be a breeze if you simply apply yourself and ask questions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Step onto FSU's campus ready to learn Have plenty of school spirit DO NOT GET DISTRACTED Get involved Search for scholarships early Develop a professional relationship with teachers and other staff members Remember to sleep and eat and don't forget to never wear blue nor orange!

    In three sentences

    The Florida State University is the best place to continue your education. There is not a staff member nor student that is not warm and loving. Everyone works together to create the perfect Seminole community.

  • 08/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do for fun, the number of clubs, sports, and inter-murals is crazy. Not only that but people who enjoy exercising we have two top of the line gyms, or they can do the stadiums. Also Game Day is huge here, campus goes all out to support the football team.

    Food and Dining

    Suwanee and Fresh Foods are the dining halls here. The cookies are personally my favorite. The staff cares about the food and students and you can tell. Especially when you walk into Suwanee and hear Good morning darling, I love ya; it makes my day every time.

    Dorm Life

    They are known as Residence Halls at FSU, not dorms. There are so many activities to do so you meet people you are living with. All are in great condition and located all around campus in convenient locations.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics can be difficult, but that is why 12 years have been spent preparing for college. If you put dedication to your schooling and have good time management you will be just fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard in high school so you are able to attend this university. Rarely do I hear negative remarks about it, it us truly the perfect college experience.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University should be known as Harvard of the South. Consisting of prestigious classes as well as a beautiful campus it is the ideal college. There is so much to get involved in you are never stuck with nothing to do.

  • 08/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    FSU has its own police department and it secures the campus boundaries from harm's way.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is definitely very popular amongst students on campus- but not everyone is a part of it. Only about 30% of campus participates in Greek activities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a plethora of organizations that are in existence solely for students to become involved and participate.

    Great for these types of students

    Friendly, outgoing, open-minded, balanced, moral, and adventurous.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Seminole's spear is lit 24 hours prior to every FSU football game and students can bang the war drum. On birthdays, students are thrown into the fountain on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    FSU offers so many free services and activities for students. Compared to other universities- FSU is ridiculously inexpensive and offers students numerous financial aid opportunities.

    What to do for fun

    The campus is always crawling with activities for students to participate in and organizations for them to get involved.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are heaven on earth- with all sorts of delicious AND healthy choices. The staff is very friendly and its a clean place to eat. There are also restaurants on campus like Chili's, Pollo Tropical, Papa Johns, Einsteins, etc. All wonderful and delicious.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very comfortable- and FSU supplies each room with desks, beds, refrigerators, etc. The walls are very thin- and you can hear toilets flushing from all floors regardless where you are in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Offers an extensive variety of well-respected and developed programs for majors and minors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard in high school and get good grades. Once accepted, buy an umbrella- you'll need it for the crazy Tallahassee weather!

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is an unbelievable university catered towards the students that roam its campus. The Seminole Nation is very much alive in FSU's tradition and spirit. I'm so lucky that I am able to learn in its stimulating environment each and every day.

  • 08/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are so many ways to get involved on campus. If you are athletic you can participate in Intramural sports or take advantage of the gym. You can join a fraternity or a sorority. You can join other clubs/organization like SGA or find a fun on-campus job such as working in the library or the campus restaurants.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not bad but it's typical college food, in my opinion, to matter what university you are at, after years of school cafeteria food, I believe that it is much easier and healthier to not have a meal plan and to cook on your own.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is an amazing way for new students to become acquainted with all the other people who are experiencing the same nervousness as you are. It will allow you to meet the best friends you will have in your four years of college.

    Academic Rigor

    Many of the majors offered require a competitive application process and many push towards a Master's degree which will guarantee better job opportunities when you leave the university. The classes are intense but no student can fail without giving an effort because the professors are always willing to help you through a course, no matter the difficulty.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do Summer C as a freshman it will allow you to explore the campus, experience college life and enjoy being a new student without being overwhelmed by the thousands of students that will fill up the campus come Fall semester. Get to know your professor and ask for help if needed. Be an ACTIVE learner.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University offers a phenomenal college experience where you will learn to find yourself through the diverse population, the wide range of academic pathways and the various opportunities made available to become involved on campus. Students that attend Florida State will graduate with a changed perspective on the World. There is not one person who can say they feel out of place at Florida State because everyone can find their niche here.

  • 08/08/2013

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    Food and Dining

    The people are nice and the food was great!!!

    Dorm Life

    I hope to be in the Honors College and Landis dorms are beautiful!!!

    Academic Rigor

    Based on research, they seem to have a great pre-med program.

    In three sentences

    I really enjoyed the campus and the people. They made me feel comfortable and right at home. I felt like everyone there wanted for me to succeed and achieve my dreams!

  • 08/08/2013

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    In three sentences

    A great School overall they have a wonderful campus and Tallahassee is beautiful. Their athletics program is great and there is a lot of support for all of the teams at FSU. The atmosphere is great with all the students being very nice and helpful.

  • 08/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Hardly and disturbances. It is a very safe campus.

    Greek Life

    We have all the best and most recognized fraternities and sororities in the country.

    Great for these types of students

    Someone who is very interested in doing a lot of research. Someone who is interested in diversity. FSU is a very multicultural campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The philosophy building or Dood Hall (it used to be a church apparently) Interesting place to have a class in.

    What to do for fun

    Lot's of things to do. Football games. Dining restaurants on campus. We have shows pretty much every week. Free movies at our huge theater. International coffee house every week. Lots of fraternities and academic societies to be part of.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find out about all the extra curricular activities this campus offers. Get involved with an academic club of your interest. Find out about the study abroad opportunities.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is a very diverse campus with thousands of opportunities for everyone. It may not have the best football team but we have a beautiful huge campus with lots of fun and lot of activities for everyone to do.

  • 08/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency poles located all over campus. From one pole, you can see another.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You're not an official FSU student until you've plunged into one of the water fountains, either the one in front of Landis or the one in front of the Westcott building.

    Bang for the buck

    Every so often, FSU has $1 breakfast, and most of the time, you can find free food in the union.

    What to do for fun

    At FSU, there are many opportunities for a good time. There is an on campus bowling alley, there's Club Downunder, a place to catch a good laugh and weekly entertainment, an on campus movie theater, and the biggest on campus gym in Tallahassee. You can also spend some good time at The Rez, FSU reservation, filled with opportunities for an outdoor adventure.

    Food and Dining

    Suwannee and Fresh Foods are FSU's main cafeterias, and they serve up the tastiest and healthiest meals on campus. FSu also has many on campus dining spots like Einstein Bro's, Chilis. and Denny's. FSU is also located on Tennessee street, on of the most fast food filled streets in Tallahassee.

    Dorm Life

    At FSU, it isn't necessarily required that you stay on campus, but if you , you will have the best college experience. Staying on campus keeps you closer to your classes, and also keeps you close to the campus grapevine.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are a bit intense, but of course this isn't high school. The professors do a great job of assigning work that challenges you and prepares you for future courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would strongly recommend taking full advantage of the opportunities that are waiting for you. Whatever it is that you're interested in, find the people, organizations, and internships that will help you advance in the career of your dreams.

    In three sentences

    The Florida State University offers students the opportunity to learn in an environment filled with people ready to help you with your academic search, career search, and services that help you excel as a college student. FSU provides many libraries and staff that can help you stay on track, and everyone is always friendly. At FSU, you will enter a diverse community that pushes you to strive higher than your own expectations.

  • 07/29/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    Florida state is huge on Greek life, i encourage everyone to join the Greek system.

    What to do for fun

    Join a sorority or fraternity, go to all the games and the clubs on campus.

    Food and Dining

    it has a company that works with the school to provide restaurants such as chillies and subways on campus, as well as employment for students.

    Dorm Life

    FLorida state is known to be a school mainly for transfer students. it is very big on dorm life and the Greek system. I have heard very good reviews from this school.

    Academic Rigor

    it has a high graduation rate and it is a very prestigious university.

    Tips for prospective students

    visit the campus a few times before the beginning of the school year to know where everything is located. the campus is very big.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful. the staff is very dedicated and helpful. the school prides itself on the success of its graduates,

  • 07/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Has the blue lights all over campus.

    Greek Life

    One of the best in the country. About 15% of students are involved in greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs to chose from.

    Great for these types of students

    For people who really want a good greek life. And for guys looking for good looking girls.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On your 21st birthday, you have to swim in Wescott fountain.

    What to do for fun

    If you don't drink, join a club.

    Food and Dining

    Decent food, but Fresh Foods is better than Suwanee

    Dorm Life

    Don't stay in Smith or Kellum, they are the oldest dorms on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved whether in greek life, sport clubs or student organizations

    In three sentences

    FSU is great; not too big of a campus and lots to do.

  • 07/28/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a police station right next to my dorm (Dorman), and there a lot of blue light safety locations around campus.

    Greek Life

    There are good options for sorority and fraternity life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many options of clubs and activities here I'm not even sure I'll be able to try everything out in the four years I am going to be here.

    Great for these types of students

    FSU is notorious for being a party school, but I'm hoping this is a great location for students wanting to focus on getting a good education.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, I think the amount of money we have out into getting an education here is worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    Tallahassee has a lot of options for things to do outside of class time. Not to mention the thousands of options around campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food during orientation was good. There are a good amount of options. Sometimes there are some iffy choices but it mostly seems good.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life seems good. There are always going to be those crazy people running around the dorms but I'm sure there are people you can call to get them to stop.

    In three sentences

    The campus is very up-to-date in all of its buildings. The dorms are the only thing so far that I have seen that are out dated. It looks like this campus is worth all of the money we have paid for it

  • 07/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You have got to eat at the Figg.

    Bang for the buck

    I found it pretty affordable with scholarships and loans.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do! Where do I even begin? There is a movie theater that plays all kinds of movies, including blockbusters. They play movies almost every day, and it's free. There are concerts and recitals at college of music all the time. Comedians and musicians often perform at Club Downunder in the Union. Every once in a while, there is a huge festival in the union where you can get free food and paint pots. And if that's not enough, WE HAVE A CIRCUS!

    Food and Dining

    I got really tired of the dining halls really fast, but the on-campus restaurants are great, especially Chili's. And Denny's stays open really late. A lot of new students don't know about the Figg, which is the players' dining hall. It's in the football stadium, so it can be quite a trek, but it's totally worth it. The food is amazing!

    Dorm Life

    I lived in a triple and I about went crazy. neighbors can be really loud when you're trying to study or sleep (and I lived in the honors dorm!), but staying on campus is super convenient.

    Academic Rigor

    You can do it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be scared! It is a pretty big campus, so I would recommend finding your classes sometime during the week prior to classes starting. You should also buy your books during that time to avoid the rush.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is a great school for anyone. They have extremely high academic standards, and there is never a dull moment. I thoroughly enjoyed my first year there.

  • 07/23/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is located downtown. There is a large homeless population that will ask you for money. There are also robberies everywhere. Make sure to avoid walking at night, alone or in a group.

    Greek Life

    they're everywhere....

    Clubs and Activities

    HUGE variety

    Great for these types of students

    anyone will find a niche to fit in here

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many statues around campus, it's fun to stand with them or on them lol. Go to a baseball game, they play the Canada national anthem in the 7th inning and sweet caroline in the 9th We scream from the time that the kicker claps his hands until he kicks the ball, you'll get it when you go to a football game

    Bang for the buck

    I went on full scholarship from bright futures and fsu scholarhip. I only really paid for food and board. Dorms have free events, so go to those! There are also free union events and free sporting events which are included in your tuition.

    What to do for fun

    I liked to go to Stetsons which was a line dancing place. The people there are more respectful than in other clubs, so if you go just to dance you can actually just dance alone. Frats always have parties, there are many many clubs. The SLC is a free movie theater which plays all kinds of movies, get there early! Dorms have many free events

    Food and Dining

    Food quality is pretty decent, there is a decent variety. I always found something to eat! Meal plans can be a waste, garnet bucks are the way to go since there is a discount when they are used and you rarely eat there enough to make the meal plan worth while. Suwanee: Mrs. Killings will make your day :) it looks like Hogwarts and they play light music which is nice Fresh: Ms. Cat is awesome :) the sandwich ladies are mean, food is better there for some reason Figg: don't forget about it! best food and the athletes eat there! located in the stadium Food court: they like to close early :/ but the food is different from the dining hall

    Dorm Life

    Apply to housing ASAP! Don't be afraid of community style, at least you're guaranteed that the bathrooms will be cleaned and you won't be woken up by random people showering at 2am. I lived on campus the whole time I attended FSU. Make sure to use the tunnels if you're living in broward, landis, smith, reynolds, or bryan! They were built to ensure the women in the 20s were able to travel safely at night. Landis: honors dorm! Beautiful inside, connected to Gilchrist, no thin walls :) Broward: Close to food! Also very pretty, but many people walk through it to get to the dining hall Gilchrist: also honors, in between broward and landis Reynolds: a little older, but close to food Bryan: the oldest dorm but in a nice way, close to food DeGraff: off campus, the rape tunnel will connect you to campus, very secure inside but once you're outside it can be sketchy, close to nightlife Smith/Kellum: some people have respiratory issues while living there but they are very social and well cleaned Deviney/Dorman: social but not too clean as a whole McCollum: a mess and echoey but you get a lot of space Traditions:brand new, some of the walls are too thin Jenny: all girls, easier to tell if someone in your dorm doesn't belong there, has a lot of storage Cawthon: it's not haunted, that's all in your head :) very nice inside but is where the music majors stay Ragans: thin walls and not a lot of space, also the doors lock funny

    Academic Rigor

    Different majors travel at different paces. The humanities go slower than the sciences and maths. Organic is tough, but Hilinski will make it better! Family and Child sciences is known as the easiest major at the university. Biochem is rather difficult. Premeds, it will be difficult, but make sure not to sacrifice your GPA.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to obtain as many experiences as you can during your first two years! Learn a lot, do things that can help your future career and help you grow as a person. FSU has many organizations and experiences that are free and accessible, so take advantage!

    In three sentences

    FSU has a beautiful campus decorated with many large old oak trees and all buildings but 2 are made of brick. The traditions are amazing, make sure to attend the sporting events to learn the fight song! Definitely a place to have a great college experience and life experience, don't walk alone at night though!

  • 07/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year on your birthday, it's FSU's tradition to be thrown into the Wescott Fountain and swim a birthday lap.

    What to do for fun

    The Student Life Center has free movies playing every week and they range from movies that were recently released to classics such as Rocky Horror Show. There are always events going on around campus that offer free food and a chance to meet new people. There's also bowling, pottery, the gyms, and the FSU Reservation which is a lake and you can do many activities such as sunbathing, swimming, canoeing, paddle boarding, kayaking, and rock climbing.

    Food and Dining

    The Figg and Fresh Foods are the dining halls with the best foods and most variety.

    Dorm Life

    Stay away from the older dorms such as Kellum, Salley, and Smith. You'll live happily in Reynolds, Gilchrist, or Woodward. The R.A.s are very nice and will keep you busy having fun and making new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are tough, but you'll do just fine if you take notes, attend class, and study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to stay away from the strip during the school nights.

    In three sentences

    Amazing Student life. Beautiful campus. You'll be glad you chose to come here.

  • 07/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Florida State University offers a fully accredited law enforcement agency. We also have The Blue Light Trail, which consists of over 400 strategically placed light poles equipped with emergency speaker phones and with strobe lights located at the top. If you are threatened, see anything suspicious or require any type of police assistance quickly, just push the emergency button to be connected with a Florida State University Police dispatcher.

    Clubs and Activities

    Here at Florida State University, we have over 700 clubs, organization, and honor societies that will surly fit your personality. We have dance, art, community service, theater, Hispanic, African-American, women, and many more!

    Great for these types of students

    If you're a book-worm, I would refer you to the Strozier Library at Florida State University. There you can find thousands upon thousands of books and articles on practically anything. With over 400 data bases, doing research will be easy, especially when you have a wonderful and dedicated staff to help you. And if you ever get a little sleepy, you can always stop by the first double-sided Starbucks in the nation on the first floor.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    An unusual tradition is Osceola and Renegade. They are the official mascots of the Florida State University Seminoles. Osceola represents the historical Seminole leader and his horse, Renegade, introduce the home football games by riding to midfield with a burning spear and planting it in the turf. It is said to be good luck.

    Bang for the buck

    Always try to keep up with your time. Time is critical when you're a college student, and is not to be taken lightly. Take advantage of any spare minute you have. It will be worth it in the long-run. Use all the resources, and ask about other secret resources. You might be surprised as to what your tuition covers.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of things to do here at Florida State University. You can go sight seeing, take a stroll on the nature-park, or even go water rafting a couple miles off campus to a Florida State University park.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Florida State University is delicious! They have two restaurants, The Suwanee Room, and Fresh Foods, both located opposites sides of the campus. The food is very diverse in terms of culture. They offer Italian, Mexican, and American food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at Florida State University is amazing! It is a great way to meet new people.There will always be someone in the lounges on every floor ready to study with you or even hang out. Making friends will be the easiest thing you can do living in dorms. Some dorms have one, to two other roommates who will make your time at Florida State University that much funner!

    Academic Rigor

    Academic wise, Florida State University offers an array of campuses. From medicine, law, engineering, business, and others, finding a career path and pursuing it will be a breeze!

    Tips for prospective students

    1.Never be afraid to ask questions, as the Florida State University staff is always here to help and assist you in any way they can. 2.As an incoming college student, managing your time wisely and adequately is the golden rule. 3.Step outside of your comfort zone. College is where most people find who they are and what they really like. You will be surprised as to what you will find!

    In three sentences

    Florida State University if full of energetic, fun, and remarkable people. No matter where you're from, it will always feel like home away from home. Florida State University really is an awesome institution.

  • 07/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great discussion were produced in class

    What to do for fun

    Read articles from industry sites, articles and magazines that the department allow us free access.

    Academic Rigor

    Real life examples and hands on assignments allows for a better transition to applicable resources.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early. Make sure to sell yourself and network.

    In three sentences

    I've taken one grad class online and so far so good. The class was very stimulating and have helped me advance my skills. I see a bright future ahead with these new skills.

  • 07/12/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is top-notch. There are highly trained police that patrol the grounds and will be willing to give you rides back to your dorm late at night. There is also a personal police for each dormitory. It's hard not to feel safe on campus!

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs are endless! From sports to debates to LARPing or even Quittich, the amount of clubs and activities are never-ending.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for everyone. Everyone has a place here and everyone will find something they enjoy. If you don't it's simply because you aren't trying hard enough.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A usual tradition on campus is to throw your roommates into the school fountain on their birthday, no matter what day it is.

    What to do for fun

    There are unlimited things to do for fun at FSU. You can go bowling or to the movie theater. However, if that doesn't suit you then you can join a club or attend local parties. The options are endless!

    Food and Dining

    The dining is relatively nice, but the food leaves more to be desired. It isn't that good and you'd have better luck eating at one of the restaurants on campus. Don't spend to much money on a meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very cozy. It is a great way to meet and gain friends, and you live close to everything. I suggest that you live on campus your first year.

    Academic Rigor

    I have heard that the classes, for the most part, are fair. The teachers do their best to help the students understand the subject. They want you to succeed and are willing to help you if you are falling behind.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best way to succeed at FSU is to be bold. Do not be shy; have courage and be willing to try new things. If you just try and have fun then you will have a great college experience.

    In three sentences

    The campus is filled with kind-hearted individuals. Everyone is friendly and willing to assist. They are self-serving and enjoy helping visiting students.

  • 07/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is excellent at Florida State! There is an on-campus police station, emergency terminals everywhere, and the crime rate is relatively low. The surrounding area is one to avoid, but there isn't much reason to venture out that way anyways.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very popular at Florida State and a great way to meet other students and to network. Florida State has around a 60% Greek life participation rate. The Greek life on campus also does a lot of charity work as well!

    Bang for the buck

    Florida State is an excellent institution for the price! Out of state tuition is still just as expensive as in-state tuition in most other states. The campus is gorgeous, the night life is always exhilarating, and it is one of the higher ranked accredited academic institutions in the United States!

    Food and Dining

    Florida State has heavily expanded their dining options over the past few years, including dozens of locations on campus. Tallahassee is also a busy place even without Florida State, being the capital of Florida, and hosts countless locations to eat around town, all within about a mile. Everything is within walking distance!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at Florida State are outstanding! Not only are the majority of them spacious, but each dorm building offers its' own set of advantages. This opens up a wide variety for a student to choose from when deciding where to live, and in what style to live in, such as community bathrooms, shared bathrooms, individual dorms, and apartment style living. All dorms constantly have activities that provide great ways to meet peers!

    Academic Rigor

    Florida State could use some renovation when it comes to their faculty. Though staff members may be qualified in their field, but may not be the most influential on the teaching front. Many times, personally, I have had teachers that have difficulty just speaking English. The programs are designed to promote future success, but a lot of your personal learning will fall on you as a student to go the extra mile. You must be determined to put your learning on your own shoulders.

    In three sentences

    Florida State is an excellent school on most fronts, but in some areas it could use some work. Between the campus, the atmosphere, and the administration, Florida State is simply amazing and other institutions would have a hard time measuring up. As for the faculty, Florida State could use some work; many times allowing those who clearly need additional training in teaching, or who flat out have difficulty speaking English, to teach higher level classes.

  • 07/10/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is awesome at Florida State University. The police headquarters are staffed by actual, badge-toting officers who are trained to handle any and every situation. There is a part of the safety program on campus called the Blue Light Trail, so that if you are stuck in a part of campus you aren't familiar with (or if you feel unsafe) you are phoned to/routed to the nearest officer or safe location. They also provide free rape defense classes that you sign up for beforehand, which gives a lot of great sparring and safety tips. And any concerns about drug/alcohol abuse? The police are on it, and will remove them from the premises. This is absolutely banned on campus, you will be expelled, and charges will be brought on you, so don't bother with trying to sneak it in. Keep yourself safe or they'll be happy to do it for you.

    Greek Life

    I don't know much about the Greek Life, but once you go to the orientation (or even phone or email the members over the Greek chapters), they have a great seminar that talks about the Greek Life, and that they do not support hazing rituals or bullying. The Greek members have expressed that they have met plenty of fun, social friends and have created deep bonds with their brothers or sisters, whether be it over a party, a study group, or volunteering in the community.

    Clubs and Activities

    Like I said, I haven't officially started being on campus, as I won't until fall semester, but I did look into the choir programs for non-majors, and all of the staff are friendly and willing to help you find what you're looking for. There is no shortage of school-run or student-run clubs or activities, so if you're looking for Rock Climbing Enthusiasts or The Jane Austen Book Club, you are either going to find it, or create it and meet tons of great people who share your love for thrilling heights and thrilling novels.

    Great for these types of students

    Florida State University is great for students who know how to balance a fun social life with their education. If you can't seem to wake up for your class due to an extra-intense party life, that isn't going to cut it in college. You will find yourself on academic probation if you're off schedule for more than two semesters. This campus is also great for students who support and are looking for diversity, as it is required to learn things about other cultures in and out of the United States. Any sort of activity that does not support diversity (such as racism) is not tolerated at FSU, and you will not have to worry about being bullied or facing intolerance and having no say-so in it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A very unusual and amusing tradition I learned of is that, the week of homecoming, there are guys who run around campus coated- and I mean COATED- in garnet or gold body glitter. Another fun fact is that all of the fountains on campus are swimmable, and it is entirely safe and allowed to jump right in. If I'm not mistaken, there is actually a specific fountain that, traditionally, students who have turned 21 (or any birthday) have been thrown in by their friends!

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition for Florida State University is very agreeable. Your payments for classes and housing must be on-time, and their financial aid office is friendly, supportive, and willing to explain anything and everything that you need or want to know. The tuition over four years totals out to about $20,000 in-state, and usually $10,000+ more for out-of-state. Basically, your semester tuition is about $5,000+, which is great if you've turned in your FAFSA on time and are eligible for their grants. Make sure to apply for Bright Futures and as many scholarships as you can, just in case.

    What to do for fun

    Being that I have only been on campus for my three day orientation, I did not have the chance to really explore the fun activities personally, but we were informed of the many opportunities. There are exciting art classes to indulge in, concerts on campus, plenty of sports and clubs to join, and even excitement in the library beyond the books and computers. It would take more than 300 words to describe the plethora of fun things to do at FSU!

    Food and Dining

    The food at Florida State University is phenomenal. Whether you decide to eat in the many cafeterias or pick from the list of well-known restaurants right in the heart of the campus, your food and dining experience will be stellar. Even if you have to rush off to class, you are allowed to buy a clear, plastic to-go box that I believe is refillable to a certain amount of times. Even if you don't, or can't, buy food on campus, there are dorm floor kitchens that you are allowed to use, just as long as you clean up after yourself. If you don't finish your food, there is a provided mini-fridge in the dorm room that you and your dorm mate can share.

    Dorm Life

    I've stayed in one of Florida State University's dorms during orientation, and it provides a great amount of room for you and your dorm mate. The bathrooms in our hall were shared with another dorm room, and this is considered a double room with a shared bathroom. The bathroom consists of a toilet and shower, with sinks available in the rooms themselves. I also spotted a decent sized laundry room on the first floor, so there are always ways to wash your belongings at any time of the day without fear of disturbing anyone else.

    Academic Rigor

    I have yet to physically attend a class, but speaking to a friend of mine who has started in the summer, the academic rigor is challenging. Everything you learn is of substantial value, and you will find yourself actually using things you have learned in class throughout your scholarly and personal life.

    Tips for prospective students

    While college may seem daunting, it is much easier when you follow simple steps. Make sure to keep watch of deadlines and when things are due, whether it's for a class or for your application. Submit things at your highest and best ability, for you're now in a professional realm, and things are no longer taken lightly.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is big on supporting their students and helping them in any way they can. This college truly cares for their students and wants to see them achieve their goals and live their lives to the fullest.

  • 07/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security is always around. As with anywhere, always be aware of your surroundings. Try to always walk with someone. Map out your plan. Let someone know where you will be if you must be out alone. The campus is pretty safe though.

    Greek Life

    There are many organizations for you to join if you choose. Check them out.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities to get involved with. You need to research them and find the clubs that you are interested in. Make sure they meet your interests so you will get the most out of them. This is a place where you will find many others with some of the same likes and aspirations you have.

    Great for these types of students

    FSU has something for everyone. With such a diverse student and staff population, there is definitely a fit for everyone that comes here. Learning in and out of the classrooms!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Beware of the fountain on your birthday! Not to say too much about it, but this can be fun!

    Bang for the buck

    You may feel that you have come to a big city, depending on where you are from, and feel lost. Don't! There are many friendly people here that will take time to help you out and keep you from feeling lonely. You have to remember that no one will know what you need if you don't tell someone. It's a great campus. Just go out and get involved. There are many opportunities to do so!

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities on campus. You can go to Landis and find students sitting outside talking, playing, enjoying music. You have movies, bowling, sports, the circus. Get on the bus and ride to various places. Go shopping, out to eat, different community service projects or club outings. There is so much to do. You have to go out and do it!

    Food and Dining

    A. The food in the dining hall is good. Of course you may not like to eat in the dining facilities everyday or your classes may not allow you to eat all meals in the dining facilities. That's not a problem. There are many food establishments on campus or within walking distance off campus. Now if you live in a dorm that requires a meal plan, plan accordingly. It can be a money saver if you have a big appetite, but make sure you look into each plan before you commit to one. You will be pleased with the options you have.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life has its positives and negatives. The best part is that you get to know so many people. You may even make lasting friendships or find others you would like to live with off campus. Make it a learning experience. Also remember that unless you are living in a room by yourself, you must be respectful of your roommate. You all will need to get together to set ground rules when studying, sleeping, cleaning, etc. This will make a world of difference in having a positive experience in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    As with any class, different classes will have different expectations and how you view it will depend on how well you will do. Go in with an open mind. If you find you are having difficulty, ask for help. Talk to your instructor, other classmates or get a tutor. Do not give up. It may go fast and hard but you will only get out of it what you put into it. There's a lot of information given and you can only grow stronger. You will definitely be prepared for what ever career you are working towards upon graduation!

    Tips for prospective students

    When you come to the school, make sure you get out and build friendships. Remember there are many others here at the school that may not know anyone and may be shy or scared about life away from home and all the things they will be confronted with. Think of the things you are passionate about and go out and find those clubs. There you will begin to make friendships. Do not stay in your room and hope people will find you.

    In three sentences

    I would give the school an A because I believe they are the best school in ACC for Research Institutions. Staff and students are very helpful and friendly. The campus is beautiful and accommodating for students.

  • 07/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Florida State University Police Department does an excellent job of keeping the campus safe and secure. Tallahassee Police, combined with the State Patrol keep the areas surrounding campus very safe, and do an excellent job of enforcing the rules without being overly strict on the student population.

    Greek Life

    The greek community is HUGE at FSU. If you are interested in joining Greek life, this is definitely a good school for you.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a huge variety of intramural sports and clubs, both on and off campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Basically anyone can find a group at FSU.

    Bang for the buck

    I am on a full ride, so naturally I think it's a great value.

    What to do for fun

    Tallahassee is a college town, and therefore full of numerous clubs and bars. Florida State has a very diverse intramural sports schedule, as well as a huge variety of clubs you can join. The coast is only about an hour away if you would like to take a beach trip.

    Food and Dining

    Although I have never had a campus meal plan, from what I have heard the dining halls do not have much variety.

    Dorm Life

    I was a transfer student to FSU and never lived in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging without being overly difficult. The only downside that I have experienced is that some of the professors are only interested in research, and do not take much interest in their students, however, you will find professors like this no matter where you go.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you come visit the campus and have a chance to explore the city a little bit. Florida State's campus is beautiful, but the smaller size of Tallahassee is not for everyone.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is a large state school with a small school feel. People are friendly, classes are interesting and the city is very supportive of the school. Apart from academics, the night life is very active, and major cities like Orlando and Atlanta are only a few hours away.

  • 06/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The emergency blue lights are amazing! It helps you feel so much more safe if you have to walk by yourself or in the dark on campus!

    Greek Life

    A huge population of FSU is Greek. It either is or is not for you - don't say no to it because of stereotypes.

    Clubs and Activities

    Join SGA or SOAR Board! IMs are a LOT of fun!

    Great for these types of students

    Socialites, honors students, physics geeks

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Throw your friends in Westcott fountain on their birthdays!

    What to do for fun

    The movies at the SLC are free for students and it's in a full size, real theatre.

    Food and Dining

    Fresh Foods is so much better than Suwannee. It's a little more expensive, but worth absolutely worth every penny. The waffles are the best!!

    Dorm Life

    Traditions, Wildwood, and DeGraff are definitely preferential.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are amazing. For the most part, they want to help students succeed both right now in their classes, but also longterm in their careers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get connected on campus as soon as possible. Go to info sessions for any organization you might be interested in, you can always decide not to join them. Look on the info boards in the Union, and on Market Wednesdays to find out how to get plugged in!

    In three sentences

    Florida State is the place to create lifelong connection. Despite classes being large, the academia is challenging, and professors are always happy to build personal relationships with students and become their mentors. The social scene is always booming, so there is always something to do in this small town.

  • 06/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The FSU polic work directly with the Tallahassee police. Therefore, everything is usually safe

    Clubs and Activities

    Every club that you can think of is most likely at Florida State University. If not, you can make it!

    Great for these types of students

    Hardworking, fun, studious, exciting, chill, relaxed, adventurous, curious

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Getting thrown in the front fountain on your birthday

    Bang for the buck

    FlexBucks com in handy when running low on cash (obtained through a meal plan). They can used at most eateries on campus (Pollo Tropical, Einstein Bros., Papa Johns)

    What to do for fun

    Any and everything imaginable to do for fun is at Florida State University. The Crenshaw Bowling Alley, the Student Cinema, two gyms, etc. Whatever you lik to do you can continue to at Florida State University.

    Food and Dining

    All the food you want is literally at your disposal, if you get a meal plan. There are also plenty of eateries around campus that are available for dinner out and a fun night with friends.

    Dorm Life

    There are a variety of dorms to choose from, and you should look into each one. Everyone is usually nice and understanding about space and personal items.

    Academic Rigor

    Everything is tailored to your major. The university is set out to challenge you, but will do everything in its power to help you succeed should things get out of hand.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would highly recommend getting a meal plan because depending on which dorm you get, it may or may not have a refrigerator and/or space for food, or allow a microwave. Also, buy the dorm package that is offered through RHL.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is the ideal school for a student looking for the all around college experience. Prided in academics and infamous for outstanding athletics, Florida State University has everything a student is looking for in a college. The university offers something for everyone, and tailors to every individual student.

  • 06/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    62 Sworn officers patroling our campus. We also have a blue light trail. That's 400 strategically placed telephones all over campus- with the push of a button you will be connected to our police department. We also have several counseling centers, and more.

    Greek Life

    20% of FSU's Student population is Greek. And we don't tolerare hazing!

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 600 organizations, and if you can't find one you like, you can start your own! We have a Harry Potter Quittage team... that should tell you everything.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all types of students!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tradition says that until you get kidnapped by your friends and get thrown into the Wescott fountain on your birthday.. you are not a real Seminole! There are also secret underground tunnels... dare to discover them! (I haven't)

    Bang for the buck

    You will most definitely get your money's worth at FSU.

    What to do for fun

    On campus bowling, movies, gym with three floors, Swimming pool(s), the rez, the Strip, Baja's on Fridays, Coliseum on Saturdays, Mash up Mondays, White Trash Wednesdays, Frat Parties, Sports events, Concerts, other regular on campus events, and more!

    Food and Dining

    Suwannee, Fresh Food Company, The Figg Players Dining Room, and on-campus restaurants like Subway, Denny's, Papa John's, the Einstein Bros, Freshens, Pollo Tropical, ect.

    Dorm Life

    There are community style dorms, suite style dorms, and apartment style dorms. The community style dorms are on the older end but they are nice in the social aspect.

    Academic Rigor

    I've only just started classes here. So far so good. Teacher's offer a lot of help and support. Classes are relatively small for such a large university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come! You will love every minute of it.

    In three sentences

    The atmosphere is amazing. This university is far beyond welcoming and supporting. This will quickly and easily become your home away from home. The people here... everything. I LOVE FSU!

  • 06/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I haven't ever felt like my safety was in jeopardy. They have alert systems all over campus, literally. I carry pepper spray on me, though I've never had to use it. I recommend travelling in groups (at night for the most part) and staying away from sketchy areas in Frenchtown. For the most part, just have common sense and you should be okay. Keep the FSUPD number in your phone, JUST IN CASE!

    Greek Life

    There's a lot of it! People who aren't IN the Greek Life often hype it to be quite negative, but I've met tons of frat/sorority girls who are down to earth. I'm not personally involved with it and never really understood it, but meeting individuals involved in it has opened my eyes that it's definitely NOT like the movies (USUALLY!).

    Clubs and Activities

    If you don't find a club/activity you want (so unlikely as there are so many), then just create your own and get approval from the Dean!

    Great for these types of students

    I would guess any really. I'm fairly eccentric compared to the North Florida lifestyle and I fit in quite well. Everyone is really sweet and friendly.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I'm sure everyone knows of the birthday fountain on campus (Wescott). All of the fountains on campus are actually registered swimming pools so you can actually take a dip in them whenever you feel like it. Several times, people have put soap into the fountain on Landis and you can imagine the bubble-catastrophe of awesomeness that creates.

    Bang for the buck

    FSU students hand out booklets with coupons in them, KEEP THEM, USE THEM. Never turn down coupons. FSU also hands out free products, watch in the beginning of the year for Target to do this.

    What to do for fun

    Clubbing (Coliseum, LIDS, Bajas) Bars (The Strip on Tennessee, Saloon, Pots, etc) Hookah (one on Tennessee has deals for students) Events on campus (they have free food and festival rides!) Market Wednesdays (located at the Union) SLC movie theatre (has pretty recent movies or hand-picked watch-worthy movies picked by Film students) No Bears Allowed (improv group, absolutely hilarious) Club Downunder (small musical bands, sometimes more well known like Freelance Whales; occasionally has stand-up comedians)

    Food and Dining

    I did not get a meal plan because I felt I wouldn't actually eat a lot of the food they offered (I'm very picky and pescatarian) so I opted to buy my own food (it's cheaper too). Most dorms have a kitchen you can use (most of the time I used my microwave though...college life!) Some people love the food plan, some don't. Just depends. I feel like guys like it more because they eat a lot, so it's worth the money. They have a few places to munch at on campus. I love the Chili's there and the 24/7 Denny's is the place to be at 3AM. The Sweet Shop is by Landis, and it's a little on the pricey side, but if you're craving a Boba Tea or some amazing Cheesecake, it's SOOOO yummy. There's also a sushi place, Subway, Salad Creations, Papa John's, a chicken place (can't remember the name), and a smoothie place (also has frozen yogurt). If you're not digging that, just hit up Tennessee St (kinda near the Union) for tons of other restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    Depends on your roommate (definitely helps if you become friends). Stay away from dorms like Smith or Deviney (you can actually look up reviews for the dorms at FSU). I lived in Degraff and loved it, but will be spending next semester in an apartment (with my dorm roommate actually!). If you don't like the dorm you've been assigned to, look up the date to apply for re-assignment (I was originally assigned to SMITH!) and apply for it AS SOON AS YOU CAN FIRST THING IN THE MORNING! It's a first come, first serve basis!

    Academic Rigor

    Yes, there are some BS classes, but don't be fooled into thinking college is easy. It's not. You NEED to go to class and you NEED to take notes. And there's a great payoff: good grades and you can sell your notes for tests/quizzes (I've made $400 just from selling notes for one class).

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't procrastinate. Wake up early. Save partying for the weekends. If you can simplify your schedule, take the time to do it (I only have class on Tues/Thurs!). You should be 5 minutes early to class (and you should always, ALWAYS go to class).

    In three sentences

    There is always something going on around campus that allows you to interact with other students - this helps to build the Nole community (and sometimes you get free stuff!) The campus is all around beautiful and easy to get around (you seriously DON'T need a car). The party life is suited for all individuals, whether you're into a relaxed bar, going clubbing, a backyard party, or looking to rave.

  • 06/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tallahassee is an old city and the ghost stories come from ancestors. Many creepy things have happened and ghosts like to come out and play when the day comes to an end.

    What to do for fun

    Landis Green always has some sort of activity; whether it be Frisbee, Quidditch, or the Hammock club. The Leach center is always packed with meatheads and just the opposite, if you enjoy working out go to the indoor pool or the three story recreation center. Since it's the capital and a college town, the dance clubs are such a great way to let loose and have some fun.

    Food and Dining

    Better than mom's home cooking. With such a variety in foods and choices, it's hard to pick where you want to start. Everything is hearty and delicious and there's an endless supply.

    Dorm Life

    These dorms are amazing! The historic look and build of them makes you feel a part of history. Definitely helps to make new friends and enjoy the full college experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors here are not going to play games. They aren't wasting your time by helping strengthen your knowledge base, they are helping develop a more sophisticated individual. The amount of information you learn is enormous.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is not about partying and letting go. This is a place to find yourself and create your future. Go to class, pay attention and apply yourself to what you're learning.

    In three sentences

    Everywhere you go on campus, you can feel the comfort of being at home. Everybody smiles at you as you walk on the sidewalks to class, the gym, or back to your dorm. Every night there is something fun to do around campus or around town.

  • 06/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are safety posts every 50 feet or so that you push in an emergency and an officer will be there in under 3 minutes based on the way they have the system laid out.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs on campus literally for every interest you can think of. Find that they don't have a club for your interest? It is extremely easy to start one.

    Great for these types of students

    Ambitious Hardworking Social Outgoing Fun Loving Open Minded Opinionated Kind

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On your 21st birthday, but sometimes on other birthdays, it is tradition for your friends to throw you in the Wescott Fountain. My birthday is in

    Bang for the buck

    As a student who needs financial aid since my parents won't help me, I think the tuition is overpriced extremely.

    What to do for fun

    Between clubs, sports, nightlife, the friends you meet, functions going on set by the school and organizations and companies throughout the city, there is never anything not to do.

    Food and Dining

    There was very adequate selections of food on campus. The only problem was on weekends when the dining halls close early and you usually have to get something off campus for dinner.

    Dorm Life

    I met my best friend in college as my random roommate, and we made many friends on campus in the dorms and other dorms. They were clean and modern, an a fantastic experience for freshman. I highly recommend living with random roommates in dorms the first year.

    Academic Rigor

    If you are doing college right, you are taking classes that are challenging, which is mostly what FSU has to offer. It is challenging and interesting making you want to continue to learn more.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour of the school before you attend. FSU is very good with showing parents and students around before accepting attendance or before the fall, giving them all the time and information they need to feel comfortable.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University was the best decision I made for where to go to school. The school treats you with respect and not just as a statistic or a number. The students that attend are hardworking, friendly, open minded and opinionated people.

  • 06/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel really safe at the Tallahassee campus, because there's a police station literally right on campus, and there are like all these Blue-Light Kiosks that, if you press the emergency button on them, they directly call the police and the light on top starts flashing, and if you're running away from an attacker, there are always more close by so you can press the buttons along the way and the police can catch up to you. It's really cool and they are spaced out close enough to where I feel really safe. However, I would not really recommend going out at night alone, just because you never know. Buddy system.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have only participated in a few clubs since I've been attending FSU, including French Club, the Art Students League, and Humans vz. Zombies, but they're all pretty awesome. I've also heard great things about other clubs as well, but they're really cool because they do a good job in making one feel included. Also, there aren't a whole lot of club fees, unlike high-school clubs. The only place fees really come into play are trips to other cities/states for this or that, and in the higher-ranked Honor Societies.

    Great for these types of students

    I mean, I honestly believe that Florida State is a great place for all students, but, speaking from experience, I am a Studio Art/Visual Arts major, and this is a really good place for that. Florida State has an amazing visual arts program, and the staff are all very knowledgeable and helpful in there own ways. I love the atmosphere created in the Fine Arts Building where most of my classes take place, and I believe that this school was an awesome choice for a student like I.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well, I don't know if this event has a name, but I know that every semester, the week before and during Finals Week, there are a lot of chances to relieve stress. For example, sometimes they set up bounce-houses to play around in, and one time they brought in puppies we could play with. My first semester, they were giving away FREE Redbull Energy Drinks because everyone needed to stay up and study. It's a really awesome thing that the school arranges for us, and it gives people a chance to de-stress before/after their exams.

    Bang for the buck

    Honestly, I don't feel like there's any problem with how much I pay for Florda State. I love the school, I think it's beautiful, and I really respect my teachers, the administrators/staff, etc, so I understand where my money's going. Plus, any unoversity is going to cost about the same amount or more, right? So what's there to complain about?

    What to do for fun

    Well, there are so many things to do that are connected with the FSU campus in Tallahassee. We have the Student Life Cinema, which is free with your FSU ID, how awesome is that? FREE MOVIES. Ones that aren't illegally downloaded onto your computer. Also, there's a bowling alley that has cheap student discounts, and there's the Rez, which is like a reservoir/lake that has free access for students with your student ID. You can rent kayaks, canoes, and paddle-boards for free at the Rez and even go rock climbing for free. It's so cool.

    Food and Dining

    Food is excellent, I love Swanee and the dining choices we have on campus are pretty cool. I really love going to the Chili's right on campus, even if it does cost a little money out-of-pocket.

    Academic Rigor

    College is a lot of work, but completely worth it. I know when I'm faced with a difficult situation, that it must be worth it because in college, no one will be wasting your time with busywork or nonsense. Even if it seems like a lot of work for nothing, trust me, your professors know what they're doing and are perhaps just teaching you in a way you don't understand just yet.

    Tips for prospective students

    Honestly, I'd say learn to use the 'Nole transportation bus system; it's more helpful than you'd think. Also, remember how to find the Olgsby Union, and try to remember where the Bellamy building is, because you can see it from anywhere on campus and it's a great way to find a direction if you get lost. Most importantly, be brave enough to ask for help. College is difficult, and sometimes you may need help, or you may be lost, or you may not be able to find out where to print things in the library- people are ready and willing to help you. No one can help you if you don't ask.

    In three sentences

    Florida State is a beautiful school that is very pedestrian friendly. It also has teachers that are very knowledgeable, helpful, and kind. Florida State seems to be an amazing, engaging place, and I am so thrilled to be earning my degree here.

  • 06/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Pretty safe, you hear reports of theft and similar. Always be smart and stick to the buddy system!

    Greek Life

    One of the best decisions I ever made.

    Clubs and Activities

    Get involved, it looks amazing on applications and you meet a large range of people.

    Bang for the buck

    For the amount of money you will spend on your education at FSU, I believe it is a bit overpriced. Mainly because it really adds up for only being four years of your life.

    What to do for fun

    Go Noles!!!

    Food and Dining

    Being in greek life at FSU, I rarely ate at the dining halls. However, there did not seem to be a very diverse menu and the food was just average.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Salley Hall my freshman year at FSU. It was quite a shock at first sight. It is extremely small for four people to live in, probably because it was originally intended for two occupants. Even with regular weekly cleanings the bathroom and floor were incredibly disgusting. Having a common area was very convenient but also a pain to maneuver around three other roommates. I think this dorm needs to be renovated or torn down because it is unsanitary and not satisfactory.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major and the classes you take the difficulty level differs. I am a biology major and intend to further educate myself in graduate school. I would say this major is quite challenging but mostly requires a large dedication and time spent for academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tallahassee is known for its party life to many high school students. However, do not let this tempt you to stray away from the main reasons you are attending FSU; academics.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is a very diverse, challenging school with a rigorous academic schedule. FSU is a beautiful school that can fulfill any student's specific interests and needs. FSU is challenging academically and also has a very lively social setting.

  • 06/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is safe since there are police patrolling around it at night. Also there are emergency call button on the lights pole which are disperse through out campus within a mile of each other. But, be careful at since the campus is an open campus anyone and come on campus.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life here is great. Greeks are friendly and outgoing. They hold lots of events with one another.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous amounts of clubs on campus. There are also honor societies on campus too. There would be clubs that you would not imagine.

    Great for these types of students

    Studious, outgoing, and party people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Throwing people into the fountain on their 21st birthday.

    Bang for the buck

    Use the buses as much as you can because it is all included in your titution. Also a much water and electricity because it is included in you housing. Go see a movie because it is free for the students at Florida State University.

    What to do for fun

    I go to the Student Life Center and watch movies or play video game. I hang out with my friends and go to the gym. Sometime I would go bowling.

    Food and Dining

    The food is mediocre because some of the food they serve out is old. The taste of the food is bland. Also, sometimes the food is not cooked all the way, so some people would get food poisoning.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorm is horrible because sometime people make a mess in the bathroom. Also you would have to be considerate of your roommate. Sometime the next door neighbors are loud and inconsiderate.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic advisors cracks down hard when grades come in. Always go to them for advice about classes. They keep people on track so they can graduate on time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to ask people for help, especially teachers. Always make friends in every class. And try to get to know the teachers better by going to their office hours.

    In three sentences

    The teachers here are very friendly, do not be afraid of them. This school has a wonderful fine arts program. Everyone on this campus is nice and helpful.

  • 06/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    awesome

    What to do for fun

    go out, pool parties, movies

    Tips for prospective students

    go out, have fun, study hard

    In three sentences

    it is awesome

  • 06/16/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    There are blue lights all over campus that you can press if you feel you are in trouble or need any sort of assistance.

    Great for these types of students

    Every student!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    For your birthday, it is a tradition that you get thrown in to the Wescott fountain!! (Even if it is december)

    Bang for the buck

    Florida state is a relatively cheap option, especially for people coming in-state. This school offers the classic college esperience, filled with fun friends, academics, and opportunities!

    What to do for fun

    There are over 600 clubs to get involved in, join one!! Join two!!

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are very clean and easy. Also, Tallahassee is filled with places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    People are friendly, and most are looking to have a good time!

    Tips for prospective students

    There are so many ways to become involved on campus! There are over 600 different clubs to pick from, as well as daily events for students. Know that florida state offers more than just a degree, but a well-rounded life!

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is a wonderful school with well-rounded individuals. Academics is nicely balanced with events, extra-curriculars, and job/service opportunities. During my visits there, everyone I met was friendly and full of school spirit, GO NOLES!:)

  • 06/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the Rez for free kayaking or canoeing, or check out First Friday in Railroad Square (the first friday of every month) for an artsy little festival.

    Tips for prospective students

    Venture off on your own if you decide to take a tour. The tour misses out on some great things about campus that you can find out about by asking any student walk by. Also, try to choose the earliest date for orientation because that's when you'll sign up for your first semester's classes. You don't want to get stuck with all 8 am classes!

    In three sentences

    A huge university that values every individual student. Like any university, there are stands and values that they expect every student to adhere to, but if for any reason you fall short of those expectations, there's always someone you can talk to to get back on track. You definitely get a sense of belonging here, and there's a group for everyone's interests.

  • 06/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Generally safe. I say generally because any campus can be subjected to some tragedy or mishap. I took a bus to get to campus from my part of Florida. I arrived on campus around 2:00 in the morning. I had absolutely no where to go for the moment because check-in was around 7 for orientation. I simply walked around campus at 2:00 in the morning, there was aboslutely no danger. I explored every extremity of the campus and did not encounter any inconveniences. Very safe and secure and located in a very quiet and disciplined area: the capital of Florida.

    Greek Life

    This is a guaranteed. Florida State University has some of the most disciplined but fun Fraternities and Sororities. Rushing is just as exciting and widely attended as the name denotes as thousands of students attend the event every semester.

    Clubs and Activities

    The school has over 600 clubs. I simply cannot fathom this tremendous number. Clubs that are for some of the most esoteric activities. There is even a activity called Battle Ship where students gather in the pool with little boats and literally battle with ships. Very fun and insanely inclusive. You cannot possibly be bored at The Florida State University.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that enjoy having a great time, students who like easily accessible libraries and facilities, athletic students and more. The school can basically accomdate any type of student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing is unusual or abnormal. The school is absolutely diversified and accepts any beliefs that do not conflict with the basic mandates of law.

    Bang for the buck

    Seasonal Weather, huge buildings that give you the grand college experience, huge campus that you will definitely get lost in, friendly and encouraging students that will help you when you get lost, safe campus and academic rigor ensure a worthwhile collegiate experience.

    What to do for fun

    The campus is teeming with fun activities. Firstly, there is a student life center where movies that haven't even gotten to local theaters or movies that are of the utmost recency. There are video game systems to play and tons of snacks. There's a bowling alley, a huge recreational center with a olympic pool on first floor. Also there is indoor track and basketball floor that are above the first floor. However, it doesn't even feel like you're not grounded, playing on a basketball court suspended above several stories feels just like playing on one that is grounded. There's a circus, the football games are extremely competitive and school spirit is out of this world especially as FSU is nationally acclaimed for its school spirit and mascot.

    Food and Dining

    The food is absolutely amazing. The kinds of food are categorized to make deciding easy. They may be serving Pizza and Pasta in one line, Taco's, Chicken Fajitas in another, or Burgers and Fries and much more.

    Dorm Life

    Without a doubt, you will meet friends. The dormitories are withing walking distance of many restaurants and classes so everything is convenient. Whereas, many universities have huge and long roads that connect different buildings; thereby necessitating a car just to get to class, Florida State University built the campus inside out. The buildings are connected by lanes that were built specifically for students. All you need is a bike to get around, however if a car is more expedient there is no problem.

    Academic Rigor

    You can certainly believe, the student body is serious about academic performance. In fact, students are so ardent about academics that the school ran out of space for many natural science courses like Chemistry. The professors are nationall acclaimed for huge contrubtions to academia, and the physics department is in the top 50 in the nation. Almost all of FSU's degree programs are in the top 100 in the nation when it comes to rankings, and huge companies proudly recruit from the Universities undergraduate and graduate students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely come out of your shell. Performing well in school is not a stand alone pursuit, you need some great and promotionary associations. Florida State University will force you to collaborate because there are so many helpful and social people sharing ideas and sharing information.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is grand. The student body epitomizes absolute selfless service and volunteerism. Furthermore, the staff really looks out for you as a student and encourages exploration of any degree.

  • 06/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Joining a sorority or fraternity is a great way to become involved on campus. If that doesn't interest you, every Wednesday you can go to the union and walk around the different tables which display the numerous clubs and organizations on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is awesome. They have vegan/vegetarian options every day for every meal. Sometimes they have themed food days which is really fun. There are always about 7 different meals choices available at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with snacks and other food that are available.

    Dorm Life

    Some dorms at FSU are nasty, but thankfully they are being redone every year. All of them are located near a dining hall, which is nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at FSU will expand your intellectual prowess, allowing you to have more mature, intelligent conversations and allowing you to make intellectual connections in the rest of your undergraduate academic career.

    Tips for prospective students

    At any college, incoming students should learn to be independent. Not only is it important to do well in school, but also to become involved with SOMETHING.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is the epicenter of knowledge and opportunity. FSU has a very strong Greek system, which is not at all schools, as well as numerous other outlets for entertainment. Besides that, FSU is completely dedicated to the intellectual growth of its students, offering tutoring all-day everyday and other programs for success.

  • 06/11/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    I THINK THE CAMPUS HAS GOOD SAFETY RECORD.

    Greek Life

    I AM PLANNING ON RUSH FOR A SORORITY IN THE FALL.

    Clubs and Activities

    I HEARD THERE ARE MANY CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR.

    Great for these types of students

    LARGE CAMPUS SPREAD OUT WITH MANY ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS TO GIVE YOU A BREAK AFTER5 STUDYING DURING THE WEEK.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    GROWING -UP A FIGHTING IRISH-ND FAN, I WILL NOW BE ROOTING FOR THE SEMINOLES.

    Bang for the buck

    TAKE THE SAT AND/OR ACT TESTS OFTEN AND IF YOU ARE NOT SCORING HIGH ENOUGH SPEAK TO YOUR ACADEMIC COUNSELOR AT YOUR HIGH SCHOOL ABOUT OBTAINING A TUTOR FOR ENGLISH OR MATH.

    What to do for fun

    I GUESS I WILL BE ATTENDING THE SPORTS ACTIVITIES. GO NOLES!!!

    Food and Dining

    WHEN YOU ATTEND ORIENTATION YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SIGN UP FOR THE MEAL PLAN. I SIGNED UP FOR THE 14 MEALS/WEEK (2 A DAY) BECAUSE MOST OF CLASSES ARE NOT UNTIL AFTER 1100 AM.

    Dorm Life

    THIS IS MY FIRST YEAR FALL 2013 FOR THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY. ONE OF MY EARLY MISTAKES IS THAT I WAITED TO HEAR FROM OTHER COLLEGES AND I DID NOT REGISTER FOR A DORM UNTIL LATER ON AND THUS I RECEIVED A HIGH NUMBER WHICH ENTAILS A DORM THAT WAS UNDESIRABLE.

    Academic Rigor

    TAKE CHALLENGING COURSES YOUR JUNIOR/SENIOR YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL. THUS THIS WILL PREPARE YOU FOR COLLEGE.

    Tips for prospective students

    TALK WITH YOUR ACADEMIC COUNSELOR AT YOUR HIGH SCHOOL AND ENROLL IN AS MANY A/P COURSES AS POSSIBLE. ALSO, IF POSSIBLE ENROLL IN THE DUAL ENROLLMENT PROGRAM . THE A/P CLASSES AND DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSES WILL GIVE YOU COLLEGE CREDITS WHILE ATTENDING HIGH SCHOOL. GOOD LUCK!!!

    In three sentences

    I BEGIN MY COLLEGE CAREER IN THE FALL 2013 AND AFTER ATTENDING THE ORIENTATION I BELIEVE THAT I HAVE CHOSEN THE RIGHT COLLEGE AMONG THE (7) THAT I WAS ACCEPTED.

  • 06/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never felt unsafe but there are instances that occur during the night hours. We have great resources such as Night Nole, Safe bus, blue lights, etc.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very known. The MGC and NPHC are probably not thought of right ahead but they do exist!! Greek life can help you if you stay focused or hurt you if you get too caught up partying and planning events.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a club for everything and there's so many activities going on. Market Wednesday or union Wednesday, sports, Landis activities, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone but there seems to be a lot of Caucasians..

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Thrown in the fountain on your birthday, take a picture with the Garnet and Gold guys, there's this trail on campus but people call it the rape trail. I don't think that's actually true though.

    Bang for the buck

    Get to know your professors, email them, talk to them, they're so much more willing to help when they have a name to the face. Also, good for letter if recommendations. There are lots of student organizations you've probably never thought of, do your research. There are even multicultural Greeks at FSU!! Not everything is mainstream.

    What to do for fun

    IM, go to the Leach and get a food sweat, St. George Island, Wakulla Springs, Bear Paw, clubs, chill out, you have so many resources.

    Food and Dining

    Eh, never really ate on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Go out and socialize, do the activities your RA has set out. This is the time to make friends. Some dorms suck but it's what you make of it.

    Academic Rigor

    If you study and don't wait to the last minute, college really isn't that hard. Stay on top of things!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you care about GPA, making sure to stay on your game as a Freshman is key! Plan ahead!! Go out, join clubs, and start your connections now. Don't be scared to do things, that's what college is about.

    In three sentences

    I love all the extra activities and opportunities. It really is a college environment where students take pride and teachers care if you do. One of the best schools in Florida.

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is huge on FSU's campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Any; great school for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Getting thrown in the westcot fountain on your birthday is a tradition.

    What to do for fun

    Tailgating, Aj's, Pot's, The Strip

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus your first year.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus with the large buildings and the old brick. Larger campus with a small campus feel. Academics are constantly challenging.

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food is like any other college food if you have a meal plan. It is okay, but not great. There are decent restaurants throughout Tallahassee if you know where to look.

    Dorm Life

    I had a great experience living in the honors dorm on campus. It was how I met all of my friends. There was always something to do. I loved it.

    Academic Rigor

    Some majors are more difficult than others. It really depends on the program you are in. There are amazing teachers and there are not so amazing teachers. You just have to do your research on the classes, teachers, and majors.

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Go visit Police Chief Perry at our campus PD. You�ll feel incredibly safe on campus and will have made an awesome new friend.

    Clubs and Activities

    FSU has over 600 student organizations. Whether you�re interested in sports, art, music, theatre, community service, careers or politics, there is truly something for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You simply did not go to a Highschool football game without hearing the famous FSU �Warchant.� The Florida State football games are the most thrilling and best experiences I have ever had. One of the most popular traditions at FSU is being thrown into the Westcott Fountain on your birthday. Even in the dead of Winter, you can bet a group of students are tossing in a friend at midnight.

    What to do for fun

    On any given day, there is something to do on campus. FSU has carnivals, sporting events, circus shows, blockbuster movies, and big name concerts on campus all for FREE. The Tallahassee area also provides many more places and events to make the most of your every day as a college student.

    Food and Dining

    Two major dining halls, one athletic dining hall, a huge food court and four starbucks� ensure that you will never go hungry at Florida State. The food court contains a Papa Johns, Salad Creations, Subway, Pollo Tropical and many more. There are many other eateries and snack shops on campus, making it easy to get food whenever you�re hungry on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I have lived on campus for two years. A residence hall is where I made all of my first friends and has been in irreplaceable experience. The convenience of living on campus was the best part, though (don�t have to worry about parking!). I have lived in one of the oldest halls and in the newest hall. I enjoyed my campus-living experience immensely and definitely encourage incoming students to take advantage of the residence hall life.

    Academic Rigor

    There is definitely a drive for academic excellence in the spirit at FSU. I am grateful for academic advisors, free tutoring, group study rooms, 24-hour open libraries, and eager-to-help professors. Good grades require hard work, but FSU has a strong desire to see students excel and provide many opportunities for them to do so.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the beautiful campus and see first hand everything FSU has to offer. Meet with an advisor in your intended career path to learn the opportunities they have for you to stand out in the work-force when you graduate. Talk to students on campus to see why they chose and love FSU so much. Even if you only have an acquaintance that goes to the school, reach out to them and ask them any question you have-they�ll only have the best things to say.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University: empowering academics, a chance to create yourself and endless possibilities. In the academic and social aspect, FSU is top notch. FSU has provided me with an unforgettable college experience that I know will end with me being well-prepared to pursue my career dreams when I graduate.

  • 06/03/2013

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They say you aren't a true Seminole until you are thrown in the fountain on your birthday.

    What to do for fun

    I participate in clubs and activities throughout campus.

    Food and Dining

    I love eating on campus. It saves me money and calories!

    Dorm Life

    I love my dorm and my roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are worth every bit of hard work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you apply as soon as possible and get involved in school.

    In three sentences

    This college is amazing! It's huge and beautiful. There are so many things to do and so much to learn.

  • 06/01/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    I can say this for sure, Florida State is number one on safety. You can be sure that you won't ever have to be afraid or alone when in danger. They have planned emergency routes and also little posts on walkways that lead you to contact officials when needed. They also have on campus officers for your benefit. They provide self defense classes and counseling when you need it. It's absolutely amazing what Florida State does to ensure our safety.

    Greek Life

    There are over 100 sororities at Florida State just choose the best one for you! They represent years of tradition and are a great way to make friends if you know absolutely no one. They are fun and an awesome way of giving a kick to your social life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Some clubs include choir like glee club and activities such as joining a sports team or living learning communities which are in themselves groups of people with the same interests. They also have freshman interest groups or FIGs that reduce class size based on interests. There's always something to do.

    Great for these types of students

    Honestly, be who you want to be. Florida State is always adapting even though it's very traditional, I mean look at the architecture! But Florida State welcomes different cultures and backgrounds and even educational backgrounds, just show the positive attitude and spirit. Don't be a downer and ruin it for everyone else, just keep focused on the main goal: graduation!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have a funny tradition of when it's your first birthday people will throw you in the fountain infront of the Ruby Diamond Hall. It's hilarious and fun! They also have new student convocation, it's basically where your entire class gets together and it's full of activities and a seminole send off, it's the only other time besides graduation where you'll be with your entire class!

    Bang for the buck

    Paying for college is a headache, trust me I know. Florida State can help you if you need it financially. I know you're thinking but I'm broke and I have not a penny to my name, how can I afford that?? Almost 80% of the student body receive some sort of aid from Florida State, they are there to help you. Talk to your advisor, or make a call to their office, they're their for you.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do. They have so many activities that we promise you won't have 2 seconds for yourself. The clubs and activities vary to provide you with a variety of interests that you won't get tired of. You can join a team, a club, a sorority. At the very least you can even tan on landis green and jump in the water fountains! They are legally pools!

    Food and Dining

    Talk about great food! I had the option of dining with a friend at their Suwanee Hall and the food was amazing! They had a wide variety of selections. They also have the restaurants you like on campus such as Papa Johns, Subway, Starbucks, Denny's, and Chili's! It's worth it, just go on campus and try the food, you'll see for yourself.

    Dorm Life

    Sometimes the hardest part is moving away from your parents and getting stuck with an awful roommate but FSU is different. It doesn't allow you to pick roommates based on traits because they know by statistics that most of the time you realize even if you have the same traits sometimes you still have problems with your roommate. My roommate for the fall is perfect! And it was randomly picked for me. They also have options for housing that separate you based on interests, so it all works out in the end.

    Academic Rigor

    Don't be put down because it might be challenging. And in all honesty it really is challenging but there is so much help on campus if you need it. They have tutors that can help you with any subject possible, and the library is open for when you need some quiet study time. It's challenging and vigorous but it's all worth it, you're getting so much out of it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Applying was the first step, but see the campus for yourself! Join summer camps and attend football games to see how the school is at it's highest spirit. Remember to keep your goals focused and prepare for a challenging college life!

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is the place to be, it has an open atmosphere and the people here are helpful and positive. It is ranked top at state and national level for it's music program. There is always something to do here, you will never grow tired of FSU, GO NOLES!

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Constant day and night patrols by the Florida State Police Department, Emergency poles scattered across campus, FSU Alert that texts you in emergencies. This campus is probably one of the safest I have ever visited.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs and activities are wonderful. The first place I visited when I came to FSU was FSU Wesley Foundation which is a large Methodist Church right off West Jefferson Street. The doors are almost always open and everyone will greet you like they've known you all your life. They have activities that are focused on helping new students meet other students and help them feel in community in the large 40,000 strong campus. Intramural sports are huge as well along with some other interesting groups like African Student Union, they even have Quidditch for you Harry Potter aficionados!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the more unusual traditions is the FSU drum. This drum is beat in front of Doak Campbell Stadium by students for 24 hours prior to a football game for good luck. Another tradition is the birthday dosing in the Wescott Fountain. If it's your birthday prepare to be kidnapped by your friends and thrown into this famous FSU landmark, it's cold!

    Bang for the buck

    FSU is worth every single penny. Life at FSU has taught me how to be independent, how to learn in new and fascinating way, how to use my own abilities to get me where I want to go, and has overall been a great experience with all the tradition, football games, clubs, and so much more!

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining can vary. Suwannee Dining Hall is great, but after a while it can get boring and you might want to head over to Ogelsby Union where you can get Chili's Papa Johns, and soon to be added I've heard, is a Chick-Fil-A!

    Dorm Life

    I stayed in an off campus dorm called Southgate Campus Centre. It's cheaper than paying for an on campus dorm and a food plan because Southgate provides both. Southgate has it's own cafeteria, along with a gym and entertainment room. In addition, you only have to share your bathroom with 1 person instead of 3 or an entire floor. On- Campus dorms range from Dorman to Wildwood. Dorman being bad, Wildwood being great.

    Academic Rigor

    This all depends what classes you take, some classes you can breeze by and it's almost impossible to fail, while others for example: Anatomy II, if you don't study daily you will fail.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to study. If you think you can come in and use the old study the day before the test strategy, I promise, you will fail. You need to study because you will not be ready for the random questions professors like to sneak into test and exams.

    In three sentences

    If you are thinking of applying to Florida State, don't waste any time and just do it! It's an amazing experience that helps you to start seeing things from new perspectives through the people you will meet and the classes you will take. Along with that the sports, activities, and extracurricular events makes FSU one of the best universities in the country.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life represents well under 20% of the population though they seem to dominate the campus. 80% of on campus organizations are led by greeks.

    What to do for fun

    Aside from the on campus organizations, Tallahassee has a great night life with somewhere new to go every night of the week. Frat parties in Heritage Grove as well as an abundance of house parties every weekend in neighborhoods right off campus.

    Food and Dining

    The on campus dining halls are convenient though you get tired of their food pretty quickly. There is a Union with several fast food restaurants where students can you Meal plan credit to buy food. there is also a Denny's and Chili's on campus where you can use the same credits.

    Dorm Life

    Some of the dorms are very nice such as Degraff and Wildwood, while others such as Smith and Kellum are pretty unpleasant. Degraff and Wildwood residents live with one roommate and two suitemates that they share a toilet and shower with. Smith uses community style bathrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    The science majors can be very rigorous, many of them have a lab class associated with it which is as much or more work than the actual class. Business majors are generally not very difficult if you regularly attend class and keep up as the semester moves along.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with as many on campus organizations as possible. College is a great time to network but your best connections will be formed with other success-minded people found in these organizations and not at the bar.

    In three sentences

    Florida State has a beautiful campus, with generally great weather. The students are friendly and there are tons of organizations on campus to get involved with. The academics are not extremely challenging, especially in the first two years, but some majors are still quite difficult.

  • 05/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Landis green for ultimate frisbee. Thursday night potbellys.

    Bang for the buck

    The college experience is what you make out of it. Study hard to play hard. Its all worth it in the end.

    What to do for fun

    Movie theater, bowling, athletic events, student life center. Two gyms swimming pool, tennis courts.

    Food and Dining

    Meal plans are great but there are many options on campus and nearby to eat out.

    Dorm Life

    Great social life in interacting with others and living amongst your class. Best experience part of college is dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are not difficult, but skipping classes is not a good idea.

    Tips for prospective students

    Great to live on canpus for freshman year.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is widely respected in major fields. The campus life is amazing as well as the people you meet and interact with. The teachers and faculty are helpful in reaching your goals.

  • 05/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Tallahassee is a great city for daytime activities and the area around campus is filled with clubs and bars for students.

    Food and Dining

    The on-campus dining is not the best, but there is a variety of restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    FSU has numerous dorm styles for every age of student.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes vary difficulty but most require a dedicated attitude.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused on classes, but don't forget to enjoy your time there also.

    In three sentences

    Excellent college environment and town. Incredible support system and college atmosphere. Wide range and variety of courses and majors.

  • 05/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    always superb lots of frats and sororities to choose from

    Great for these types of students

    every type

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    when yo turn 21 your friends will drag you out to the wescott fountain and throw you in there.

    What to do for fun

    sports, recreational activities,

    Tips for prospective students

    always check out what a college has to offer before joining

    In three sentences

    the best university in the country. The biggest reason is that it is cheaper than most other colleges. so you get more bang for your buck.

  • 05/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are hundreds of groups to join and plenty of people to meet. There are clubs within walking distance. Also, the Tallahassee bus system is free for students and can get you to the mall, movies, skating rink, or any other fun place in town.

    Food and Dining

    Two awesome dining halls and countless restaurants in and around the university. There are lot of options to choose from. The dining hall food is delicious and caters to all the students dietary needs. And the staff there is friendly too!

    Dorm Life

    I only lived on campus for one summer semester, but it was very enjoyable. The campus is beautiful and full of amenities to assist student. I also got to meet people and could easily go to classes. It was great!

    Academic Rigor

    The courses here are only hard if you do not use your resources. The teachers and teacher's assistance as well as countless tutors here at Florida State want tot help you. So if you keep them in mind and study hard you should be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be nervous coming to this university. Everyone you meet will be friendly and ready to help you. Just be ready to open up and come out of your shell. Also, prepare your studying skills and time-management skills, because it is college, and the lessons are worth making time to learn.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is a great school that is rich in culture and history. It offers a sense of community for all of its students and faculty. It's beautiful campus offers excitement and opportunity for everyone, and is the perfect place to learn.

  • 05/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is state of the art, with their own FSU PD and emergency poles dispersed across campus.

    Greek Life

    One of the largest schools for Greek Life. Greek life at FSU has a massive thriving community.

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 580 registered student organizations.

    What to do for fun

    The on campus activities are abundant. There is not only a variety of theater, music, football, bowling, etc available on campus, but also an extremely active nightlife scene.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls on campus are delicious and meal plans are not over-priced. The Suwanee dining hall is what they modeled the dining hall in Harry Potter off of. Needless to say, it's remarkable gorgeous.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms on campus are clean, affordable, and convenient. All dorms are in unison of Florida State's beautiful brick culture and style.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are great. The 3/5 stars is not to indicate a poor education, but rather, exceptional teachers. You get more out of the classes and don't realize you're learning as much as you do. Through exceptional teachers, Florida State gives you an amazing education that doesn't come easy, but is far from impossible from reaching.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for a quality education, choose Florida State. If you're looking for an amazing social life, choose Florida State. If you're looking for a school that goes beyond a great education, and gives you the quintessence of success - go to Florida State University.

    In three sentences

    Beyond an amazing education, Florida State University is one of the greatest places to develop a young mind. With its diversity and resources, Florida State University exposes its students to the tools they will need in life. You will come for an education and leave with more than you could have ever asked for.

  • 05/02/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Dorm Life

    I love the suite styled dorms, sure you have to clean your bathroom, but you only have to it share with four people instead of the whole floor.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't started yet, but I believe that all the classes will be hard but you just need to focus and you'll do great!

    Tips for prospective students

    You really need to go into the dorms and see which type of living space you feel most comfortable in.

    In three sentences

    I love FSU! The campus is gorgeous and everyone there is really nice. There is so much to do around the campus that you're never bored. I can't wait to start going in the Fall.

  • 04/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are Safe Buses, cabs, and police on campus 24/7.

    Greek Life

    Very prestigious and takes up a large majority of campus activity.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many options to choose from!

    Great for these types of students

    All types, social students mostly.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Jumping into the Fountain on your birthday.

    Bang for the buck

    Best decision to go to FSU!

    What to do for fun

    Tons of bars and clubs to go to. As well as restaurants, clubs, and movie outlets.

    Food and Dining

    A wide array of food choices.

    Dorm Life

    The only up-side is that you make plenty of friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Very academically vigorous

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to get involved with many of the clubs around campus!

    In three sentences

    Academically, the school has high standards of education. In the sporting area, we have one of the nations best college football teams. Socially, there is no better place to find somewhere you fit in!

  • 04/26/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    getting dipped in the fountain on your birthday

    What to do for fun

    The football games are an obvious one. If it's the off season or if you're not into football, there are always parties and many other sports and things to do.

    Academic Rigor

    You will not be wasting your time here

    Tips for prospective students

    Look into this university, if you're interested start doing some research and make sure to get all your questions answered. You are going to have to make calls, be prepared.

    In three sentences

    It is beautiful you feel like it's it's own little town. Although it's big, you feel like you are part of a family and everyone there is very helpful and nice. There are good restaurants on campus and near the campus.

  • 04/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The blue light trail system really works. The cops get to you within minutes.

    Greek Life

    Greek life has a huge presence on campus. You will notice it more if you are interested in Greek life, but you will still see things if you are not interested.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have every club you can think of, and clubs you wouldn't think of such as a quittich team, modeling troupes, poetry groups, anime clubs... everything. You will certainly find a place to fit in.

    Great for these types of students

    All types, there is something for everyone!!!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Wednesdays in the union the Greeks stroll.

    Bang for the buck

    FSU is definitely worth every penny.

    What to do for fun

    Market Wednesdays, parties, football games, campus socials, ect.

    Food and Dining

    DO NOT GET A MEAL PLAN IF YOU DON'T NEED ONE. It is simply not worth it, you can spend that $2,000 on a lot of other things.

    Dorm Life

    Suite style is pretty nice... costly, but nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor of the classes vary by course and by professor. MAKE SURE to check ratemyprofessor.com or ask an upperclassman about a teacher before you take the class. Some teachers make the work way harder than it should be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let your GPA drop in high school and join clubs!!!!

    In three sentences

    The academics are great, the sports are great, and there is so much school spirit. The campus offers so many activities for students to enjoy and there is nightlife for all crowds. There is something for everyone here.

  • 04/26/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe, lots of FSU campus PD on patrol, blue light alert buttons all over campus and safe ride options for safe travel from the libraries to dorms, etc.

    Greek Life

    Didn't participate, but it's definitely at FSU if you're interested.

    Clubs and Activities

    good intramural sports groups!

    Great for these types of students

    Pretty much all types!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is mandatory to be thrown into Wescott Fountain on your birthday, regardless of the temperature outside.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is absolutely the best bang for you buck, the tuition prices at FSU cannot be beat in comparison to other florida schools. Do your homework and compare prices!

    What to do for fun

    There are a ton of activities going on the campus that are worth looking into, night life is a big part of the college town atmosphere, and obviously FSU athletics!

    Food and Dining

    If you don't think you can regulate your own meals and like to eat a lot, the dining halls are useful, but honestly it's easier to save your money and buy food at a grocery store.

    Dorm Life

    Some of the dorms are older, but this truly provides the best environment to meet people and makes the experience that much better. Newer doors are larger and more modern but aren't as conducive to getting to know your dorm-mates and having fun!

    Academic Rigor

    I found this school's courses to be challenging and competitive. My education was more than sufficient and provided me with the tools to graduate and quickly be accepted into the graduate program I desired.

    Tips for prospective students

    Consider living on campus your first year, it will help you adjust to the college lifestyle and get to know what the campus has to offer quickly. Go to orientation and freshman activities to learn about the school's history and meet people. Take a tour of the campus and you will fall in love!

    In three sentences

    Florida State University provides an amazing experience for any prospective student! FSU offers a variety of majors including Exercise Science, Hospitality, Information Technology, and Music. Despite the number of students attending this school, it provides a warm and inviting experience, and the Seminole Nation unites all the students.

  • 04/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Bars. Let's be real. Tallahassee is a college town that caters to its college needs. If you're not into the bar scene there's always something going on right on campus. From ice cream socials to free movies at the SLC to bowling and pool found at the heart of campus, it's not difficult to find something to do for fun. Or if you're like me, you get a little too excited that the library is open 24 hours a day with the 3rd highest grossing Starbucks in the country right inside of it.

    Food and Dining

    I love me some Fresh Food! People say that the food at Suwanee is great only on days that they know there will be people visiting, but I've never had a problem with it.

    Dorm Life

    I really enjoyed my dorm life experience. Everything was relatively clean and maintenance and the R.A.'s were easy to work with. Fire alarms are a hassle though.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm in the Classics program, so it is very rigorous, but I absolutely love it so it is very worthwhile. It honestly depends on your area of study and how much you love it as to how much of a chore your academic life will be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to check out some new stuff. Join different clubs, even if you don't know anyone who is going to be there. Everyone loves new members and is eager to create a welcoming environment.

    In three sentences

    It's definitely a fantastic school with many great programs in a wide variety of subjects. People really try to get you involved. There is a great community atmosphere across the whole campus.

  • 04/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs to choose from. There is seriously at least one for everyone, and if not, new clubs are started all of the time.

    What to do for fun

    Some things to do for fun are joining various organizations which leads to meeting new people with commom interests, and going to sport's games because there's nothing like real school spirit.

    Academic Rigor

    As far as my department goes, academics require a lot of hard work, but have its rewards in the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come ready to get involved in variuos groups around campus. Keep an open mind and you can learn a lot about yourself, as well as, what this school has to offer.

    In three sentences

    Florida State is seriusly a home away from home if you let it be! People here are like a giant family facilitating every need you could expect from a college experience and even a little more sometimes. There is a whole new world that is opened her at the Florida State University.

  • 04/14/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Good meal plans.

    Dorm Life

    Nice dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Rigorous, but not an overload.

    In three sentences

    The campus was beautiful and all the students and faculty were friendly when I toured. I have heard nothing but good things about the school. All current students I have talked to are very happy.

  • 04/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    On occasion near campus robberies (nothing life-threatening) are reported and we get notifications via text message and email immediately so just be careful and be aware of your surroundings!

    What to do for fun

    Sports, clubs, greek life, check out the Student Life Center, football season, basketball season, performances, Club Down Under, etc. The list is endless! Always something fun to do.

    Food and Dining

    Love the dining!! But watch out for that freshman fifteen; if you sign up for a meal plan with flexbucks (FSU bucks) you can use them at Chili's, Einstein Bagels, Papa Johns Pizza, Subway, Freshen's, Salad Creations, etc! I also enjoyed the dining halls Fresh Foods and Suwanee!

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the dorm my first to years. Great way to meet people. Sign up early so you can get your preference! I recommend Degraff hall (my favorite).

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are definitely challenging. The best way to keep up and do well is to study the lecture material right after you learn them in class. Also make use of the professor's office hours. The teachers WANT to help you!

    Tips for prospective students

    Engage in in- campus activities, use the campus resources they offer such as free tutoring, the writing center, the career center (these are all very helpful and many students don't learn about them until after their first couple years).

    In three sentences

    The students and faculty are very friendly. Many activities and clubs are available which are a great way to meet people (even to study with)! Football season is the BEST.

  • 04/10/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    The application process is a little lengthy, but the price isn't that bad compared to other schools.

    In three sentences

    I looks like an awesome school, and I can't wait to get there!

  • 04/10/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The FSU police is always near to help a student in need

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is tradition to get thrown in the Wescott fountain on your birthday. Good luck if it is during the winter months because it can get really cold in Tallhassee

    Bang for the buck

    Good school at the public school price.

    What to do for fun

    There is a variety of options for fun ranging from nightlife to ourdoor fun. The FSU rez offers canoe rentals, wall climbing, and even a small beach area for tanning.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls at FSu are amazing in every aspect, ranging from the food to the architecture of the buildings. Off campus food palces also offer a wide range of variety and most are open late.

    Dorm Life

    Some dorms are nicer than other but if youre lucky you'll get a suite style dorm istead of a community style.

    Academic Rigor

    Depeding on the majoryou chose is how difficult your time at FSU will be. Majors range from a pretty easy psychology major to a more ddificult engineering major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Gt involved in as many activites as you can but make sure to know how to balance your time.

    In three sentences

    FSU is an amazing academic institution that sets students up for success. It is a large campus in a small town which makes it very easy to make friends and enjoy your time here. It is one of the top schools in Florida.

  • 04/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Lots of sororities and fraternities to join if you're interested

    Great for these types of students

    Students interested in more liberal studies

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They light the Renegade statue's spear on fire before a home football game.

    What to do for fun

    There's the gym, Landis green (sunbathing), and tons of clubs and events/activities going on.

    Tips for prospective students

    Spend time studying and doing work for your classes. Stay in one of the dorms your first year. Choose a major you're interested in.

    In three sentences

    It's a very big school. Lots of classes to take and people to meet. Very friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

  • 04/07/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On your birthday you get pushed into the fountain.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your parents make 'too much' money to get Financial Aid, you need to be applying for other scholarships...like right now.

    In three sentences

    There are so many opportunities at FSU, they have a beautiful campus and a career research center. They also have the LLC which is nice. They have a Circus...is there anything more you could ask for?

  • 04/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Social, party types that are interested in Greek life. Arts programs are also amazing at FSU.

    Bang for the buck

    If you're in-state, this is probably your best choice of school. In terms of social life, school reputation, and what you're actually getting out of it, it's a great school.

    What to do for fun

    A LOT to do on campus if you're very involved. There is always something going on. Movies at the SLC, bowling, places to eat, parties, the gym, shows to see. There's even more I'm forgetting I'm sure.

    Food and Dining

    Chilli's and a few other places to eat on campus. Dining hall is meh though. Tallahassee also has great places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    I only lived in a dorm for a six week period over a summer term. It was cool, but I don't think dorm life is ever really ideal. If you have a nice dorm it is much better than if you have one of the crappy ones (obviously).

    Academic Rigor

    It's decent, but it's definitely no ivy league or anything like that.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're outgoing and very social, this is the school for you.

    In three sentences

    Very greek. But even if you aren't into that, it's great fun when you find a good group of friends. Solid academics.

  • 03/28/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone seriously interested in getting a good education!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Throwing students in the pond on their 21st birthday!

    What to do for fun

    Great location in the state of Florida. Close to the beach! Always a sporting event happening on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard in high school paying close attention to your GPA. FSU is not easy to get into and only takes the best students.

    In three sentences

    Florida State is my top school choice in Florida. FSU has the tradition, academic excellence and campus spirit that I am looking for in my college search. Tallahassee is a great town geared towards education and state government. As a political science major, FSU and Tallahassee have just what I need for my education and career.

  • 03/25/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Greek Life

    very big on campus

    Clubs and Activities

    you name it and there's a club for it.

    Great for these types of students

    great for outgoing individuals and even those who are on the quiet side, will help bring you out of your shell. If you are friendly and willing to meet new people, you'll have a good time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    its tradition to go swimming in the fountain in front of wescott on your birthday (AKA if you have good friends, they will throw you in...)

    What to do for fun

    1. FSU FOOTBALL! (or any other sporting event. The women's soccer team is excellent and the field is close to the baseball and softball fields) 2. IM sports (The new IM sports complex was built the year before I graduated and is outstanding!) 3. Lay out on Landis green 4. Student life center (free movies) 5. Join a club

    Food and Dining

    since they have revamped the union and added the chilis, it's a bit better than I went there. If you get the chance, eat at the University Center Club (hospitality students cook for you and the food is delish!)

    Dorm Life

    if you live on the west side of campus, the dorms are older, community style, what you see in the movies, but it forces you to get out of your shell and meet people. I am still friends with the people I lived with in college and it makes for lots of great stories!

    Academic Rigor

    Many of the colleges within FSU are extremely difficult to get into and require excellent grades and extracurricular activities.

  • 03/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel generally safe at night at my school.

    Greek Life

    Delta Gamma member!!

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone can it into a sorority or fraternity on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Joining the greek life. You'll have to join to find out. It's a secret.

    Bang for the buck

    Bang for every buck, if you have it.

    What to do for fun

    FSU also stands for Fun State University. Endless amounts of opportunities to have fun.

    Food and Dining

    Gordos is my favorite.

    Dorm Life

    Loved my Dorm Degraff. Met my best friends there.

    Tips for prospective students

    Having a great GPA freshman year in case you want to go to grad school. Go to class. Every class. Especially the noon-mandatory classes.

    In three sentences

    A impeccable school, teaches you not only life lessons outside of the classroom, but prepares you for the real world inside the classroom. CHerish every minute and memory, while making friends for a lifetime. Best descision I have ever made in my life.

  • 03/24/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Excellent campus police force is supplemented by student buddy system.

    Great for these types of students

    Thinkers, doers, athletes, artists...

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Springtime in Tallahassee is a must, as are all the games (so many sports from which to choose).

    Bang for the buck

    If you are lucky enough to be a Floridian, FSU is the best value!

    What to do for fun

    Study sessions in the dorm or library, followed by a game, are always good bets!

    Food and Dining

    Definitely use the meal plan; it is a great value, and healthful.

    Dorm Life

    Very comfortable and convenient...

    Academic Rigor

    FSU is the best school ever!

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus so that you can get the feel of the place. Stay in the dorms if you can; it helps to make everything more simple. Bring your best friend, but stay in nearby rooms, so you both make a new friend!

    In three sentences

    FSU is a very inclusive school, where all are made to feel welcome. The classes are stimulating, the professors are approachable, and the environment is supportive. I recommend this school most highly!

  • 03/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! It will make your college experience.

    In three sentences

    FSU is a great community on a beautiful campus. The professors as a general rule are extremely helpful and want to see you succeed.

  • 03/20/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I graduated with a double major and after three years, I still haven't found a job in a related field. My degree did nothing to enhance my chances at obtaining a job.

    What to do for fun

    Bowling, Collegiate Organizations/Clubs, Pottery, Club Downunder, etc.

    Food and Dining

    It was pretty good - healthy options as well as some decent desserts and entrees.

    Dorm Life

    I personally had a really good experience in the dorms but I know that many people complained about the condition of the dorms. I thought it was perfect.

    Academic Rigor

    Sadly, the academic rigor was not equivalent to the course you were taking. Freshmen level courses were more difficult than major courses. Of course, when major courses were difficult it was because the professor had no idea how to teach.

    Tips for prospective students

    Unless you are going to major in something that has you obtain very specific skills (like dancing or musical theater or engineering or nursing), take a good long look at another school.

    In three sentences

    FSU is a school that is focused on research. They force researchers to teach classes even though they don't know how to teach. Overall, FSU does NOT prepare you to get a job.

  • 03/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    The opportunities to get involved are seemingly endless. In my first year I am already on the executive boards of multiple organizations, and there are so many ways to be active.

    Great for these types of students

    Studious, Intelligent, Adventurous

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Throw friends in the Westcott Fountain on their birthdays!

    What to do for fun

    Landis Green is a great hangout! People are always there playing instruments, playing sports, , tanning, and much more!

    Tips for prospective students

    Research our uniquely phenomenal programs, such as our film, meteorology, and pre-professional tracks institutions (honors legal scholars and honors medical scholars!

    In three sentences

    FSU has great school pride! We have phenomenal programs that give students remarkable opportunities to succeed. Our faculty is highly esteemed, and we have some of the best research facilities in the nation.

  • 03/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have a system where they have specifically placed call boxes across campus and they are there within three minutes from where ever you call. Swipe cards, student id's, for access to your dorm. They even have a safe bus that takes you anywhere on campus for free after the school busses stop running.

    Clubs and Activities

    Pleanty of sports for all levels of athletic ability. Fantastic gym on campus, and the clubs are awesome.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Chillin on Landis Green. The warm vent box outside Dorman and deviney green. Calvin's coffee shop across the street from the music buildings.

    Bang for the buck

    Best price for what you get. And compared to other schools, it's the best.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the Rez. Smoke hookah at shisha nights. Go to good wood gardens in the spring. Go to a football game. Club life is pretty cool here. Lots of sports bars, clubs, salons. Go to market Wednesday in the union Wednesdays afternoons.

    Food and Dining

    Not the best but they do serve pizza every day.

    Dorm Life

    Not the best but they try hard to do what they can with the old buildings. The best hall is traditions.

    Academic Rigor

    It cultures you. Turns you into a more cultured being. And once you start taking your major classes, it becomes even more exciting and a wonderful experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early. Live on campus your first year. Meal plans are a waste of money and the food isn't much good. The best hall is traditions. Don't eat swannee food. Go to a football game. Go to the rez. Check out Calvin's coffee shop next to the music buildings.

    In three sentences

    The best music school, but extraordinarily tough. Absolutely beautiful. The schooling cultures you into a better person.

  • 03/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join a club. There are so many clubs the only hard part is deciding which ones to join.

    Food and Dining

    They have terrible cooks and no variety. The only thing they make that is always edible is pizza.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are extremely small and not worth the money.

    Tips for prospective students

    Unless you know for a fact that you can live off of pizza for 5 months don't get the meal plan. Find a club early on, and get to know your teachers.

    In three sentences

    Overall FSU is a great school. There are groups, clubs, and activities for everyone. The campus is beautiful and most of the teachers are very helpful.

  • 03/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Longboard! There's lots of hills around Tally. There's the sinks which have rope swings and a mall right close by.

    Food and Dining

    There are tons of great on campus places to get food. There's Chili's, Einstein's, Pollo Tropical, a sushi place, Papa Johns, etc. Then there's the dinning rooms which are kind of pricey, but still decent food though.

    Dorm Life

    I only lived in a dorm for a summer, but it was alright. The newer ones are in better shape and are less depressing. They have a lot of socials which are always fun and you can meet new people in your building. Southgate is great though if you are looking for a dorm-style apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    Well to get into the school you gotta have good grades and definitely do well on your SAT/ACT. A high GPA is not the only thing they look at grade wise. You have to keep high grades if you have bright futures or want to stay in your frat/sorority/club.

  • 03/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Few incidences occur and those are handled promptly by the FSU campus police! There are alert/panic buttons every 100 feet on the campus...run to the nearest one and sound the alarm if you feel that you may be in danger. We also have the Safe Bus and Night Nole if you're on campus late and need a ride to your dorm or home!!!

    Greek Life

    Several Greek organizations for every culture and interest: Caucasian, African-American, Asia, Hispanic, Gay/Lesbian/Transgendered/Bisexual, etc.

    Bang for the buck

    One of the lowest cost schools for higher learning in the State of Florida and perhaps the nation with the BEST education! Well worth the money and time to earn your degree as a Seminole!

    What to do for fun

    There are endless opportunities for campus involvement with student organizations to suit every passion/cause, intramural sporting teams, volunteers and community services opportunities, concerts, sporting games, camping, rowing, swimming, dynamic gym, rock climbing...anything you can think of!

    Food and Dining

    There are several EXCELLENT food options on campus, including cafeteria style meals that are buffet and always fresh! There is a variety of healthy food options and the cafes are conveniently located through the campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are spacious, well-maintained and there are always activities for students to participate in! The dorms at the Florida State University main campus become your true home away from home.

    Academic Rigor

    The standard is academic EXCELLENCE and you will be challenged in every course to meet the mark and excel beyond what you'd ever imagined for yourself!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early. Come to visit the campus and see all that we have to offer!

    In three sentences

    The Florida State University College of Medicine is THE best medical school in the United States with a mission and vision geared towards molding exemplary physicians who are sensitive to the medical needs of the underserved communities here and abroad. FSU COM implores clinical skills along with mastery of the basic sciences throughout the curriculum. The staff is warm, inviting, attentive and concerned about the needs of each student; you will never feel like just a number again!

  • 03/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs, whether you are sporty or not, and you can even create your own. Something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who loves sports and the big campus feel should consider FSU, go Noles!

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of food options to choose from, from all you can eat meals, to the quick fix of pizza or frozen yogurt. There are also plenty of locations for a coffee fix and grab and go marts for a snack between classes.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone in the dorms are friendly and it easily becomes a community with all of the activities going on in them. There are plenty of dorms for people to stay in on either side of campus, making it convenient to walk to campus no matter the location of the dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the highest rated programs are here at FSU, and with the amount of support students receive, the academic experience is very smooth for everyone.

    In three sentences

    The best large campus experience around. It has the best school spirit and the best programs for students to make anyone fit in. The location is great, in warm florida, but not where you'd die in the heat.

  • 02/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Competitive hourly rates, financial aid available.

    What to do for fun

    Tennessee Street has ton of fun to offer.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of options and flexible dining plans.

    Academic Rigor

    I am in full time Graduate school, so I expected a rigorous curriculum.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, keep copies of everything. Always use Firefox as a web browser with the universities applications.

    In three sentences

    The admission process was super easy and the online process was easy to follow. Financial aid was disbursed in a timely manor. Admission counselors are very supportive and helpful.

  • 02/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You name it, we probably have it. There are upwards of 500 clubs and student organizations, which include anything from robotics to rock climbing. Also, the social scene here never stops if that's what you're into.

    Food and Dining

    There is a large variety of food options on campus. The dining halls are buffet style, and there are upwards of 15 or 20 restaurants on campus. I do think that it could use more health conscious and vegan/vegetarian options though.

    Dorm Life

    You're living in a single room with one or more people... it is what it is. The dorms themselves are not bad, but the overall experience can leaving you gasping for some privacy. I would suggest applying to dorms early so you are not stuck in an old one with communal bathrooms on each floor.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on what you're studying. In general though, it's not all that tough to do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    The social life here can become consuming, so I would suggest finding something other than just course work to keep you occupied and on a set schedule.

    In three sentences

    There is a large variety of activities for just about any interest that you can have. This can range from academic endeavors, personal and creative endeavors, and social life. You can spend Monday studying organic chemistry, go to a free concert on campus Tuesday night, get a cheap and healthy vegan lunch on campus, on Wednesday, and then do whatever else you need to do or want to do the rest of the week.

  • 02/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    We are in the center of Tallahassee so there's so much to do! Games, clubbing, sports, clubs, concerts! There's parks nearby, places to eat, malls and places to shop. Its a really great location and with three universities so close its just a college town!

    Food and Dining

    On campus food is not the best, but it's not the worst. Really depends on how much you like cooking. Personally a meal plan was easier because I didn't have to worry about it, all my meals were prepared for me. Definitely good for a freshman who doesn't cook!

    Dorm Life

    Depends on what dorm you live in, and your expectations. I met my best friend in a community style dorm with random roommate pairing. It's not common but it does happen! And make the most of it, living on campus is great because of convenience especially when you want to sleep in but you definitely pay for it.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are certainly harder than in high school, and the professors will expect you to take responsibility for your education. Go to office hours and ask them questions your paying for it, and do what you love!

    Tips for prospective students

    Try everything! There's so much to do on campus all the time it will seems overwhelming but do everything you want to do. This is our one last chance to go crazy and have fun before real life starts so take advantage of it. Be open to new possibilities, and open yourself up to people. You can find best friends for life here if you look hard enough.

    In three sentences

    Even though is a big university there's a place for everyone. There are a lot of opportunities based on a wide variety of majors. And its a lot of fun and the campus is beautiful!

  • 02/21/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The have their own police! Not rent-a-cops, but an actual police force. Plus, traffic lights on the campus streets.

    Great for these types of students

    Academically driven, well-balanced, social and can present a great legal argument.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If it gets too hot, you can jump into the water fountains. They've been treated to be used as swimming pools.

    What to do for fun

    There are great bookstores and shops on campus. Its like a community of it's own.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the school map before visiting. Be prepared to be amazed.

    In three sentences

    It's well protected. Not too far from home so the 'rents can visit, but not that close either. Great academic and social balance.

  • 02/19/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    I have no basis.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life provides a unique experience with living with people with a similar major and similar goals.

    Academic Rigor

    Just because you are done with highschool does not mean you get to give up on academics and have fun. College is still school and work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get all your essays and testing done early so all you have to do is what for the acceptance letter.

    In three sentences

    Florida State provides a lot of options for students who do not necessarily know what they want to do. It is a diverse environment with plenty of activities to get involved in.

  • 02/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe while walking on campus. We have blue light monitors that are all around the campus. It is a post with a button on it that you can press and it will connect you with an emergency line if you feel unsafe. We also have the Nole Bus, which can pick you up from anywhere on campus, if it is too late and dark and you need to go home from the library, or just want to visit a friend across campus. We also get FSU Alert text messages and emails that let the students know if there is a storm coming or if a burglary just occurred. It is very helpful.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is pretty big here at FSU.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs on campus!!!!! Join one or two, you will not regret it!

    Great for these types of students

    FSU is great for any type of student. The academics are awesome and the nightlife is cool. Soa partier or studier, or even both, you will have a great time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A well known tradition at FSU is being thrown into the Wescott fountain on your birthday at midnight. Raining, windy, freezing, or hot, you will be thrown in by your friends.

    Bang for the buck

    Most of the stuff on campus is pretty expensive, but it is on all other college campuses. I believe FSU is definitely worth coming to. The campus is beautiful and you'll feel like home when walking around here.

    What to do for fun

    I like to go out with my friends. The nightlife is awesome in Tallahassee. There are many bars and clubs you can go to, if 18 orolder, and they are very fun. Also, the Student Life Cinema is awesome here on campus if you just want to watch a film or something. You can get in free with your student ID.

    Food and Dining

    There are good options here at FSU. The union is filled with yummy restraunts like Subway, Chilis, Einstein Bagels, Papa Johns, and even Pollo Tropical. The dining halls are pretty good as well, you just have to pay a good price for them.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life, oh dorm life. DO NOT GET COMMUNITY STYLE if you can help it. I live in Deviney hall and it can be pretty annoying and gross. I would recommend wither an apartment or suite-style dorm. I mean, the people here are nice, but the dorm room is pretty small and cramped.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor can be pretty intense, it really just depends on what your major is. The first couple years when you are working on your general classes, it can be pretty simple, but still do not forget to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    For you future stidents, get involoved with the school. My first semester I did not join a club and I was kind of left out of the loop and was bored for most of it. On weekends, go out and have fun with your friends, but still leave time for homework. It is very easy to balance your life with different clubs and school work.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is such an amzing school to go to. There is so much spirit and a sense of family here. I am so happy I am a student at The Florida State University!

  • 02/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It feels pretty safe, they have a pretty good system for dealing with crime here.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 400 clubs, you're bound to find one you like.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a really great college for people who want the most for what they can offer.

    What to do for fun

    Just about everything.

    Academic Rigor

    Quite difficult, but it could be more challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to study hard, procrastination doesn't work here. Keep your grades up, and learn the fight song!

    In three sentences

    It's a beautiful campus, and the students are really friendly. Some of the classes can be quite difficult, but others are less than challenging. I recommend this college to anyone who wants to be enthralled by many dynamics of a college atmosphere.

  • 02/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    FSUPD is always on call when needed and there are plenty of emergency Blue Lights that you can press to call them around campus.

    Greek Life

    I did not go greek but i am a part of Phi Alpha Delta, the pre-law frat. Its pretty cool.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are SO MANY clubs. Theres even a sandwich lovers club. There are litterally thousands of clubs and activities to partake in. There are always movies playing at the SLC as well.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone! Smart people, people looking to party, people looking for relaxation, people looking for a great sports environment.. ANYTHING!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You WILL get thrown into the Wescott fountain on your birthday. Juuuust Sayin'.

    Bang for the buck

    Its a little pricey. If you have bright futures, that helps, of course. There are a lot of fees and dorms are expensive. But what state university isn't these days? I feel like i am getting a great education here so its worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    There's always activities going on. There's Club Downunder--a place where concerts and comedians and a lot more come and perform. There's the SLC (Student Life Center/Cinema) where all the latest movies are shown (Anywhere from 6-midnight on the weekends) And there are so many clubs that there's always something happening.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of dining options on campus. The full service Chillis and Denny's (All-Nighter) are among a few. No matter what your tastebuds crave, there's an option for you.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms, with the exception of a few like Kellum, Salley, and Dorman/Diviney, are all pretty great. Landis is beautiful and Mccollum is spacious. The RA's are great too!

    Academic Rigor

    The courses can be a little rigorous, especially the honors courses. I mean, you can't expect all colleges to be the easiest. I appreciate the level of difficulty put forth at FSU.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just Apply! it can't hurt. Visit the campus, too. I promise the brick structures and campus life will take your breath away!

    In three sentences

    This school is absolutely amazing. Whether you like sports, academics, or the beautiful atmosphere, FSU is the best place. The brick buildings, especially the stadium, are my favorite thing about FSU.

  • 02/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Landis Green isn't so much as an unusual location on campus, but its one of the best places on campus. Its a wide range of grass and beautiful waterfalls that many students study, hang with their friends, and lay in the sun at.

    Bang for the buck

    Even though some may say that it is expensive to go to Florida State, it's worth it. We get to ride all the buses for free, discounts and surrounding restaurants, and not to mention we get into all the sporting events for free!

    What to do for fun

    There a hundreds of clubs and organizations to join. There's one for every interest you have, even the most outrageous.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeterias are amazing! One of the dining halls is actually themed like the dining halls in the Harry Potter movies. And it helps that the food is always fresh and well prepared.

    Dorm Life

    I don't stay on campus, but from what I've seen through staying in the dorms for orientation, they are pretty clean and nice. Each floor has their own theme which shows that the dorm residents have fun!

    Academic Rigor

    The academics aren't completely easy but if you study hard, then the a's will be within your reach.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on going to Florida State University then plan to have the time of your life. You will make plenty of friends, join clubs, and be apart of the Seminole campus life! Besides having a great time at school, make sure to study hard because final exams aren't easy. But there are plenty of teacher's assistants and study groups to help you study.

    In three sentences

    I love this school! The campus is amazing, the professors are willing to help with anything you need, and there is so many organizations to join. This is the perfect school for an outgoing person such as myself.

  • 01/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On your birthday, it's a tradition to be thrown into the fountain in front of Landis.

    What to do for fun

    Relaxing on Landis Green is always fun, but so is completing puzzles in the Goldstein Library. Club DownUnder is always hopping and full of fun times. The Union has Market Wednesdays, which is basically a clothing/jewelry/books/posters market.

    Food and Dining

    Fresh Foods and Suwannee have hundreds of options to choose from. They have salad bars, pizza, desserts, soup, an American Dinner, sandwiches and then something on the Grill at all times. You can almost always go into one of the dining halls and get what you want to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is really fun because you get to know a whole group of people that you may not have normally associated with before that. You're given a chance to step outside of your comfort zone and explore new boundaries with other people, as well as yourself.

    Academic Rigor

    Students that intend to have rigorous semesters full of intense classes should go to Florida State University. They have teachers that truly focus on their students and courses that really help you to become better at what you do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you're ready for teachers that really love what they do. Not only do you get a great education in whatever your major is at Florida State, you receive an education in life, which can be truly valuable.

    In three sentences

    There is nothing in the world like going to Florida State University and being given the opportunity to be a Florida State Seminole. The campus is beautiful and easily traversed, as well as open to all different types of people. At FSU, you make friends that you will have for a lifetime, and have memories that you will never forget.

  • 01/31/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police everywhere and meter maids too!

    Greek Life

    unknown

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs are ok but there are sink holes and springs to visit. The Rez which has wall climbing, swimming, canoe and other recreational activities. Glow night where u wear white and throw paint everywhere and foam night that allows you to party in a foamy fantasy.

    Great for these types of students

    All who enjoy a party town that has 3 colleges and those who can take the academic challenges. Very motivated and hard working students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Game day agains't our rivals UF. Show real team spirit then and as well as our blackout game that all FSU students and fans wear black.

    Bang for the buck

    Very well known for their academic programs and our Football team.

    What to do for fun

    Drink and party! Hang out with friends at the springs and national parks enjoying the beauty of Florida. Study late night at the 24hr library or go Cosmic bowling on campus with pool tables inside. Football!!!!!! and other sports...

    Food and Dining

    Best pizza places across the street and bars on every corner! Great restaurants within walking distance and some common places like McDonalds and subway off campus. Chilis, starbucks, and Chilis on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Very tight and cramped.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are challenging and others are very interactive. Depending on the professor and their teaching styles in comparison to your learning styles.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will love being at this college. In the free time roam around campus to find your way around and get involved in student union and their activities.

    In three sentences

    I loved being in school and the different professors who are always dedicated to help their students. The campus is huge and beautiful. The student union always has fun activities for the students like Breakfast for a Buck at midnight, bowling, concerts, and other campus events for free.

  • 01/28/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Those flashing blue emergency lights sure are comforting, but get ready to receive a text or facebook message every time a little storm blows in. Sometimes campus security is a little over done, but I guess that's a good thing these days. Also, campus police is only a phone call away.

    Great for these types of students

    FSU is great for sport fans, medical students, people who like to party, and overall anyone looking for a good time on a bigger campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On your birthday, it's tradition to get thrown in the fountain in front of Westcott.

    Bang for the buck

    Bright Futures and FAFSA helped me get through, but tuition isn't particularly expensive. Campus life is great and there's always something going on.

    What to do for fun

    Well, the strip is right across the street from campus, and sports clubs are on every corner. I hear the sorority and frat houses have pretty great parties, but Storzier Library is open late too! ;D

    Food and Dining

    Fresh Food is great, the Suwannee Room looks like the great hall at Hogwarts, and there's always time to stop at the Union for some Einstein Bro's bagel poppers. The food plans can get expensive though, a little over-priced in my mind, but Club Pub(lix) is open late close to campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life depends on the dorm. Freshman dorms are nice, living with people who are in the same situation as you, but then, just like you, no one knows the tips and tricks of campus life. The dorms off campus are nice as they offer a get away, but it is a farther walk. And Landis isn't as great as they say it is - the rooms are just as small.

    Academic Rigor

    Football and the sciences are the focus here. I went for creative writing, and the English department is great, but severely under-funded. Depending on the school as well, class sizes can be anywhere from 15 to 300 people large. Sometimes it's nice to hide in a crowd, but other times, having the teacher know you personally isn't such a bad thing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get overwhelmed by the size; it may seem like a huge campus, but it's not as large as you think it is. When registering for classes though, it's always a good idea to make sure you're not booking it all the way across campus in 15 minutes - the buses aren't that fast. And a meal plan at the Suwannee Room is never a bad idea.

    In three sentences

    It's a great school with lots of space to expand. Football drives the entire city around the college and the nightlife is never boring. Get ready to be a Seminole in a really big tribe. :)

  • 01/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    I am part of a Christian ministry and I love it. They are great people I surround myself with and they are always having fun events. There are so many clubs on campus it may actually be overwhelming to choose what to join because you want to join it all.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone that likes diversity. The campus is huge so there is definitely a variety of students attending the school. People say it is a party school but it really just depends on who you are and what people you surround yourself with. I for one am not the stereotypical FSU student because I do not party, but there are great people that are more like yourself than you think.

    Food and Dining

    It's alright. Some days it can actually really be delicious but sadly most days it is unhealthy and meals are repeated very frequently.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms can get tough since the space is so small, but you can make it work. My dorm is very clean and I love my RA. I did random roommate and got a pretty good roommate. Sometimes it can get annoying being with someone for so long, and their habits are going to get annoying as well. But just make sure to always talk to your roommate and don't get into petty arguments. Make sure to talk it out and compromise.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics can be challenging; however, if you just complete all the homework and stay focused then academics will be no problem. Do not miss deadlines and study in advance, don't let the test date creep up on you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't procrastinate while applying and writing your essay, the deadline will come sooner than you think. While you are in college make sure you stay focused and pay attention to deadlines; don't let them sneak up on you.

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Although this campus is huge you would think it would be hard to feel safe but it's not. The truth is as big as the school is there is just as much security. There are always people on campus all around you no matter what time of day or night the likely hood of something happening is very slim.

    Greek Life

    Greek life here is very popular and there are so many sororities and frats you can choose from. Although I am not in one I do have some friends that are and it seems like a good way to interact with a lot of different people and be a part of social events.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are more clubs on this campus than you could count, one to fit everyone's needs. The good thing about it is that if there is a club that isn't made yet all you have to do is fill out some paperwork and start it yourself!

    Great for these types of students

    Florida State is a great school for all students. I'm not just saying that because I go there, but I'm saying that because of all the different people that go there. I have a variety of friends that go there that don't have the same personality, study habits, and beliefs as I do. But all of us seem to have a good overall outlook on the school and have had a good experience on campus so far.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I LOVE food so one of my favorite unusual (but becoming very popular) traditions in Tallahassee if food truck Thursdays. Now they have brought the tradition to campus, on Thursdays early afternoons for a couple of hours there is a huge food truck parked right outside my classroom with unique snacks to munch on.

    Bang for the buck

    Florida State is such a huge University the classes tend to be a little more expensive than at a Community College. But along with becoming a student you get a lot of freebees most people don't take advantage of. Everyday there are buses running day and night to take you from home to campus for free. You also get free tickets to all the football games if you just go online and print them out. Also at least once a week all the clubs from the school try to get you to join and have free brochures, t-shirts, and food all right in front of the student union.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs you can join at Florida State to make you feel at home right on campus. We even have our very own bowling alley and art studio those are some of the things I like to do.

    Food and Dining

    There is a whole student lounge at Florida State that allows the students a place to go between classes and grab a snack. There is a variety of diverse restaurants so you're sure to find one you like. There is Papa Johns pizza, Pollo Tropical, sushi, Chilis, Crepe Vine and many more.

    Dorm Life

    College isn't college without ever going to a dorm, I've been to plenty of dorms and some are far worse and better than Florida States. The good thing is that you have the choice of rooming in a new dorm or an old one. Also what I greatly admire about the dorms here is that they are directly on campus, meaning you can walk to class and get food without ever leaving campus or driving your car. So I think this equals out the limited amount of space in the dorm because you don't need space for a kitchen or cabinets.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics of the University are held at a very high standard. You don't become a University without a high par of academics. But along with that comes a great teaching staff; the material may be hard but the staff does a great way of breaking it down so you understand it.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for future students would be to take it all in; as much as you can for as long as you can. Join as many clubs as possible and see what the school has to offer because it will open a lot of new doors for you.

    In three sentences

    Florida State is one of the most prestigious colleges around and you feel that when you walk the campus. Having the opportunity to say you are a part of such a great legacy is an honor. If anyone has the choice to go here or not, there is no other competition.

  • 01/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Florida State police are always on call, their station is located just minutes from everything on campus. Blue emergency lights are sporadic on campus so in the dark you are never alone. FSU ALERTS via email or text message gives every student instant updates if their is danger.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is big on campus but nothing that is forced upon anyone. The choice to participate in this or anything else on campus is up to you.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everything and activities sponsored by such so there is no excuse not to be involved.

    Great for these types of students

    Specific clubs for majors are available to anyone in the field. It is a great way to communicate and gather with those who are studying the same things. So, if you are eager to be around those who know what you're going through, this is definitely for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The fountain located outside of the Wescott building is monumental to those who turn 21 usually. The tradition is to have your friends throw you into the fountain and celebrate the night.

    Bang for the buck

    Surrounding night clubs and the like are available to escape the campus. Also though on campus, there is a movie theater, bowling alley and club available for weekend nights.

    What to do for fun

    There are clubs to join, whether for your major or for sports, there are fitness classes to take with friends, there are intramural sports to goof around with and play with people who enjoy the sport, there are football games, baseball games, and basketball games. Market Wednesdays provide some on campus shopping, Lake Ella, Governor's Square Mall are just a few more things as well. There is never a chance to be bored here at Florida State University.

    Food and Dining

    On campus restaurants and dining halls simplify meals for students. There is a wide assortment to choose from, so there is always a way to have something new everyday.

    Dorm Life

    Finding your niche is what college is all about. Dorms offer close knit communities for you to meet new people and learn about the campus from you RA and associated staff of the dorm hall. LLC (living learning communities) provide an astounding way to meet people of your major. Definitely something to appreciate and take advantage of.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging courses are offered and available to students that want to pursue such classes and expand their knowledge base to become an expert in their major. It is even an option to double major or minor to even further yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be intimidated by the expanse of the campus or the amount of people. It is actually just perfect and easy to find your place in the large crowd and bustle of the semesters and all sorts of activities that are offered. Give every class and every club a chance before you quit, and never be afraid to try something new. There are always new things to do on and off campus. The location of Florida State University couldn't be better; and the decision to come here will be the best you have made thus far in your life.

    In three sentences

    It is a prestigious environment for learning, given the atmosphere and campus itself. Professors and mentors are always available to help drive our eagerness to learn and succeed. Florida State University offers so many choices to find what I like best and to figure out where I am going.

  • 01/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a reliable blue light system in place, campus pd responds fairly quickly, and the safe link service is very helpful.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is one of the more dominant aspects of this university. Its presence is everywhere and in a great way! There's a fit for everyone interested.

    Clubs and Activities

    The amount of activities available are endless. I get most joy out of the intramural sports and athletic events. There are festivals and fairs all the time with enough variety for everyone to enjoy.

    Great for these types of students

    Florida State is great for athletic students, sociable students, and environmentally friendly students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every fountain is a registered swimming pool so if it's ever too hot you can cool off anywhere. On your birthday it's tradition to be tossed into the Westcott fountain by your friends.

    Bang for the buck

    For the cost of (in-state) expenses, this beautiful campus full of options is worth everything paid.

    What to do for fun

    There's so much to do here and there is always something for everyone. There's football games, a quidditch club, book clubs, great intramural sports and so much more!

    Food and Dining

    On campus restaurants are always busy and full of delicious eats.

    Dorm Life

    I have made friendships that will last the rest of my lifetime living on campus!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging but not impossible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in with an open mind! There are many different people you will meet and you should make the best of the opportunities given.

    In three sentences

    Florida State is thriving with positive student, encouraging faculty, and an amazing campus. There is always something going on and plenty of opportunities from people of all backgrounds. The amount school spirit encountered every day is phenomenal and makes you feel at home.

  • 01/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to free events (there are ALWAYS free events), hang out with friends, go to the SLC.

    Food and Dining

    The dining is pretty good. It is very convenient, but it's not stellar.

    Dorm Life

    I love dorm life. If you want to make friends with people it it, join a community style. Otherwise, suite style people tend to be more private. But both are great!

    Academic Rigor

    Just like any university, the classes are fairly easy when you are a freshman. But as you get further into the classes and get further into the classes for your major the classes will get more difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get too distracted with your social life. You are here to get an education. Doesn't mean you can't go out and have fun, just remind yourself to take time for studies.

    In three sentences

    FSU is a great school to be apart of. The town is pretty great and the school makes me proud to be a Seminole. Choosing to attend it was one of the best decisions regarding my future.

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Feel very safe with the FSUPD always around.

    Clubs and Activities

    Easy to get involved and great way to make friends.

    Great for these types of students

    Every!!

    Bang for the buck

    Very good!!

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    Dinning halls get kind of old toward the end of the semester, but there are plenty of other options on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are small, but clean and easy and convenient to live in.

    Academic Rigor

    Difficult, but not so hard that it is not manageable.

    In three sentences

    Very welcoming, faculty and staff are friendly and willing to work with students.

  • 01/14/2013

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    In three sentences

    The school is very nice. It has a lot to offer academically, and is very inviting.

  • 01/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    While most colleges are heralded for their campus safety but don't actually do anything, FSU's campus police does the exact opposite. This kind of security puts that at home feeling into action.

    Clubs and Activities

    It is nearly impossible to find a club or activity that doesn't fit your needs or desires simply because there is one of everything at FSU.

    Great for these types of students

    FSU is perfect for the student who loves the balance of rigorous academics with a place where it is easy to feel at home.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Game day at FSU is unlike anything else in college football. If you haven't seen Chief Osceola ride his horse Renegade into the middle of the field and plant a flaming spear into the turf, you haven't lived.

    Bang for the buck

    College is expensive, but at FSU its worth it. I am going to walk away from here with an education that is so prestigious I could potentially get a job anywhere.

    What to do for fun

    At FSU, it is very easy to find something fun to do. Every weekend there is an activity going on in your hall, but there are also chances to partake in activities that suit your specific interests.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are not what you would expect. Gone are the cafeteria style eateries and here to stay are buffet style meal stations serving different varieties of all sorts of food. The service is also incredible.

    Dorm Life

    All of the dorms are easy to live in and the fellow students to live with are great individuals. FSU makes dorm life a really great way to connect to people you would not have ordinarily met before. This in a way really enhances your college experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are a wake up call. In high school I was one of those kids who really didn't need to study, but I quickly found out how much one needs to in order to succeed at this school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure your SAT scores are where they need to be. FSU can be very stingy on who they let in based off this criteria.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is without a doubt the best university in the state of Florida. As soon as a prospecting student steps on the campus for the first time, it is normal to feel right at home. No other school in the state even compares to FSU.

  • 01/11/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    i don't really know that much but there are a lot of places that you can go to just hang out with your friends.

    In three sentences

    Florida state university is a good school and it offers a lot for the students. i also provide you with good living conditions. and there is also a lot of different places both on campus and off campus for you to eat or just to hang out with friends.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The cops here are great and there's alot of saftey precautions. You'll be perfectly safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Join the Environmental Club :)

    Great for these types of students

    Party-ers, hipsters, college sports fans and people who love social activities.

    Bang for the buck

    Completely covered by Florida Prepaid and Bright Futures for me. I'm actually getting paid to go here.

    What to do for fun

    Strozier. (The Library)

    Food and Dining

    The food court is great. I don't know much about the Food Plan Cafeteria's

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in a dorm. Apply early because spaces in a dorms go very quickly. And by early, I mean like in April.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on your major but all college classes can be difficult if you don't put in the effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live in a dorm because you can make some great friends that way. At least for you're first year here.

    In three sentences

    Florida State has a very pretty campus. It's a great school for liberal arts related majors. There's also a lot of fun activities for you to choose from.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt insecure at FSU. Of course, don't do irresponsible things or leave your doors unlocked. Don't be the person who thinks they are invinvible against a crime. There are self-defense classes offered at FSU and plenty of counseling for victims of crimes. The Campus PD work around the clock to make sure you have a secure living environment; all of them are well-trained. If something happens to you, report it.

    Greek Life

    Plenty of reputable ones that will fit you. Like always; do not let hazing into your life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Way too many to count. I'm pretty sure there is a Quidditch club. Yeah.

    Great for these types of students

    Greek life, Academics, Artists, Singers/Instrumentalists, Spend-thrifts, People sick of weather that is too hot or too cold.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Westcott fountain. Bring your friends over on your birthday. The rest is history.

    Bang for the buck

    I actually find tuition and fees pretty reasonable here. If you have a particularly large amount of books you need to purchase, I recommend renting, buying used, or going through some other third party to get them on the cheap. Book listings for your future classes are on the Class Schedule under Secure Apps on BlackBoard. You should have plenty of time to attain them unless you plan on add/dropping classes.

    What to do for fun

    You will suffer if you do not look up the activities page on the FSU website. There is so much to do, it's ridiculous. The Leach Center is a great way to stay in shape, and there is an indoor pool, track, and many classes you can take with friends. Landis gets packed with football players, Frisbee...tossers (?), suntanners, circus folk, unicyclers, and LARPERS (live-action-role-players) at various points in the day. If you say you don't have anything to do-you clearly aren't looking around.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Southgate Campus Centre is off the charts compared to Swanee and Fresh Foods. I can only recall having one or two meals I did not like out of the hundreds I have eaten. Seminole Dining brings commercial chains closer to you, and Miso has pretty good sushi for all the sushi buffs out there. There are also events like Breakfast for a Buck, Free Pancakes, and barbecues that help those who may not have much spending cash outside of the meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    Depending where you live, dorm life can either be great, or it can be less than...hospitable. For those who live on campus; dorms closer to the stadium have the advantage of being within comfortable walking distance of most campus buildings. The dorms on the outskirts may have a bit further to walk, but the bus systems are reliable and punctual.

    Academic Rigor

    The first two years will be the easiest, and likely the most boring. However, once you get your prerequisites out of the way and move on to the core classes it is important that you study and focus. The core classes are by far the most challenging, but it pays off in spades.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you can't get a class you want, just wait until Add/Drop and you are almost guaranteed to get in if you are tenacious.

    In three sentences

    FSU offers an array of opportunities, all of which you can participate in. There are so many clubs and organizations so it is easy to get involved! Campus life is INSANE-in a very good way.

  • 01/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Whenever there is an incident, all of the student body is alerted via email and text to avoid putting anyone else in danger. I have never really felt unsafe here personally.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always something to do at Florida State. From the Quidditch team (Harry Potter lovers will understand) to Intermural sports to the Ignite Student Government party, involvement is a huge part of having fun at FSU.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who enjoy going out and students who prefer quieter settings are both satisfied here. Those who love sports especially find their niche at FSU where our football games and tailgates are a central part of student life.

    Bang for the buck

    Aside from tuition and housing, Tallahassee has an extremely low cost of living and this student-run college town also has plenty of deals for college kids on a budget.

    What to do for fun

    In addition to the clubs, campus activities, and outstanding Greek Life FSU offers, the clubs and night life make the school extremely unique. You can easily get there by foot or bus, (The Night Nole) and it is a great way to meet like-minded peers!

    Food and Dining

    There are so many places in the student union alone, that my real struggle was deciding what to eat. Both Fresh Foods and Suwannee dining halls have excellent selections and are centrally located.

    Dorm Life

    Pro Tip: Do your housing as soon as you decide to attend FSU. Most of the dorms are above average, but Wildwood and Degraff to be specific, are extremely nice and comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    While some classes can be difficult, the help you receive from your professors often lightens the load. If you attend classes regularly, success is not hard to reach.

    Tips for prospective students

    Immerse yourself in the campus' many opportunities. Do not be scared to go places you have never been and to explore new things. Florida State boasts one of the most diverse student bodies and has a high academic standard as well.

    In three sentences

    extremely cultured surroundings

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Make yourself stand out from the average student because it is becoming harder to get accepted to this university due to the high amount of competition

    In three sentences

    The teachers at Florida State University work with students individually in order to ensure academic excellence. The people who attend this college are well-rounded, and look to help others at any time they can. The educational experience at the Florida State University is one of the best in my opinion, and it is worth every penny.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    FSU has provided top safety all around campus.

    Greek Life

    There is tons of sororities and fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    All students will do well here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The coolest most unusual thing is the circus. Florida State has the best traditions in college history including Renegade and Chief Osceola

    What to do for fun

    There's multiple activities at FSU like games on Landis, sporting events, and many clubs.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't bad, it's just really expensive to have a meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life honestly depends on which hall you're in. Those closer to Landis are nicer

    Academic Rigor

    All the professors are really helpful and want you to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school will help you move toward your future goals. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else.

    In three sentences

    I love Florida State. All the faculty and staff are very helpful. This school has a great community that truly feels like home.

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are blue emergency lights very close together on campus. There are an abundance of them. There are also a lot of FSUPD and Tallahassee police.

    Greek Life

    I am not involved in Greek life but I know a lot of people that are. Greek life is a big part of Florida State University. I've only heard good things from those involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a myriad of clubs and activities to do at Florida State University!

    Great for these types of students

    Students willing to dedicate time and effort to their classes, and willing to go the extra mile.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is a tradition to be dunked in the Wescott fountain on your birthday.

    Bang for the buck

    In-state tuition is not bad, considering all of the things that are included.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of places in and around campus! We have a club where bands perform, a bowling alley, lots of clubs and activities!

    Food and Dining

    There are two dining halls: Suwannee and Fresh Foods. You can get a meal plan for them, or you can walk in and pay for a buffet-style meal.

    Dorm Life

    There are a lot of dorms on campus. People prefer to live off campus due to the larger spaces and more freedom, but dorm life isn't bad.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging and exciting at Florida State University.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you do your best in high school. Keep your grades up, take the SAT and ACT multiple times, and do extra curricular activities. Don't forget to apply early!

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is a beautiful school full of encouragement and opportunities. When you're a Seminole you feel inspired to do your best and make an impact on the world. I'm receiving the tools to make my future amazing.

  • 12/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The FSU Police Department is guaranteed to be anywhere on campus in 60 seconds flat. There have been a few incidents but nearly all have been resolved and the culprit found.

    Greek Life

    Good for community outreach, bad for the people that get involved with them. By this I mean they do raise money and have tons of fundraisers/benefits for various causes, but the people in greek life are usually flakes.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's literally a club for everything imaginable.

    Great for these types of students

    Social, outgoing, motivated, friend-oriented.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year you get thrown in the Wescott fountain on your birthday, no matter what the month.

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for; the best of the best.

    What to do for fun

    There's the beach half an hour away, tons of clubs, the gym, the intramural fields, dorm events, bowling, a free movie theater, and it's got some great hills to longboard on.

    Food and Dining

    It's a hit or miss. Some days the food is spectacular, some days there's nothing good save for the sandwiches. it's really a game of chance.

    Dorm Life

    I chose to live with a friend, and aside from small quarrels we've been fine. They are well-maintained and easy to make your own.

    Academic Rigor

    It's pretty tough, but once you adapt to college life it gets a bit better.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you download the FSU App because it contains maps, schedules, and alerts. Also be sure to befriend your RA and professors, because you never know when you will need a letter of recommendation in the future.

    In three sentences

    FSU is the best school in the state of Florida. It is a very student-central campus with not only tons of activities going on but also unlimited resource. Florida State University is the school to send your child to if you want them to have a great time, excel in academics, and get involved with the community.

  • 12/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to sports games. Participate in IM's. Join greek life. Go to bars.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to have good time management.

    In three sentences

    Great campus. Lots of social opportunities. Good sports programs.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police is an official police force- not just campus cops. They care deeply about the safety of students in and around the community.

    Clubs and Activities

    Something for everyone with new student organizations popping up every year

    Great for these types of students

    artsy fartsy students will love the school and the surrounding area

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the best college traditions in the country with an authentic mascot for football games

    Bang for the buck

    Its about on par for a state run school

    What to do for fun

    Tallahassee is not the biggest city but it hosts a wide variety of musical guests. In addition to all of the fun campus activities, there are also many city run activities as well.

    Food and Dining

    Suwanee hall looks like the cafeteria at hogwarts

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in them but I hear they are pretty decent

    Academic Rigor

    My particular area of study is one of the best in the country (dance)

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get stuck in your dorm room or on your own. There are a ton of things going on around campus at all times. You might not stick with everything but it's a great way to meet people and stay up on current events.

    In three sentences

    A true college experience with a lot a bit of everything for everyone. It can be easy to get lost in some of the larger freshman courses but as with other institutions, you get out of it what you put into it.

  • 12/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel completely safe on campus. There are emergency poles everywhere in case you feel in danger, and even at night the campus is pretty lit on the main walkways. Like anywhere, it probably isn't the safest to walk around by yourself in the dark late at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs on campus to choose from! There are religous clubs, sports clubs, cultural clubs, art clubs, and so many more.

    Great for these types of students

    Florida State is great for students who would like a beautiful campus, and to live in a city that fully supports the school. It is also a great school for those who like things in walking distance - because there are so many places around school you can walk to. Also, the students are friendly and you can always find a place to fit in.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One tradition that I have enjoyed is when the band plays around campus the night before some home games. It really gets students pumped up and ready for the game the next day. One location I really like on campus is the Goldstein Library. It is smaller than Strozier Library, and it is very welcoming and cozy.

    Bang for the buck

    So far I have love my time at Florida State University! They offer a variety of majors and other social activities to balance out the academics.

    What to do for fun

    There is usually stuff going on around campus to do - Paint-a-Pot, bowling, free movies at the Student Life Center, market Wednesday, and other activities at the Student Union. Also, the Reservation is close by and free for students, where there is a lake with kayaking and canoeing, as well as rock climbing and picnic tables. There are also many IM sports and clubs to get involved in.

    Food and Dining

    Suwannee and Fresh Foods are good dining halls, and the staff are always nice and welcoming. The food is pretty good, however it does get very repetitive over time. One negative is that the meal plan is expensive.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a dorm was great! Resident Assistants live on each floor to help you out, and you can get cleaning supplies and games from the front desk in each dorm if you want. Also, the dorms have community events which help you get involved and meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    As in any university, the classes will range from easy to difficult based on your year, teacher, major, and what you normally excel in. Most professors are reasonable with the grading scale and will help you if you ask them - do not be afraid to ask a professor for help or visit him/her during office hours. Also, the difficulty of the class may depend on whether or not you enjoy the subject, so it is subjective per person. However, all professors aim for academic excellence among their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to be accepted into and succeed at Florida State University, or any other college and university, you must work hard in high school first. If you come in with good note taking and time management skills then you already will have a head start on many students, and will be better prepared for success.

    In three sentences

    Florida State is a great university academically and socially. Tradition is a major part of Florida State culture, and it brings the school community together. From sports to clubs to Greek life, everyone is able to find their own niche and a place to call home on campus.

  • 12/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Blue light safety buttons around the entire campus and an on campus police station make me feel safe when walking around campus. However, there is no avoiding the fact that anyone can enter the campus and do harm.

    Greek Life

    Many options to choose from. Different sororities and fraternities for every different person.

    Clubs and Activities

    Joining greek life was the best decision I have ever made, next to attending Florida State University of course!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that love a school packed with pride and tradition.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a movie theater which I have made use of and love it because it allows me to see movies without going to a movie theater and spending money.

    Bang for the buck

    There is so much to offer. The amount of money that is spent on in state tuition is well worth what I get in return.

    What to do for fun

    The campus often has events going on in the campus. I personally love market Wednesday's in the union. There are also many societies to become involved in. I am part of greek life and it gives me things to do for fun all the time.

    Food and Dining

    I don't use the dining hall, but I often eat in the union where they have many popular places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Standard type of living style. The community style dorms are not ideal and are somewhat small. But they aren't completely horrible.

    Academic Rigor

    I found myself to be highly challenged in nearly all of my classes. Just the right amount of rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use everything the campus has to offer to your advantage such as the library, ACE Learning Center, and your specific professors office hours.

    In three sentences

    I love everything about my school. The teachers are experts and the students are passionate. The campus is ideal for the best educational experience.

  • 12/24/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    I didn't notice anything exceptional. It's definitely a large university with tons of people constantly moving around. Lots of people use bikes to get around because the roads kinda run around the campus, whereas bikes can go straight through.

    Greek Life

    Yup.

    Clubs and Activities

    GREEK LIFE

    Great for these types of students

    athletes, science/math, music/opera/musical theatre, study abroad students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's a sod cemetery for away games - noles are very serious about their sports!

    Bang for the buck

    for in-state, definitely!

    What to do for fun

    Uhhhh greek life? Noles games, for sure!

    Food and Dining

    OMGGG the cafeteria is so great!! Good options & a beautiful venue! If you didn't know, it's the same design as the Great Hall in Harry Potter!!!

    Dorm Life

    I couldn't tell you much, except I know there's a special dorm for honors college students.

    Academic Rigor

    Not too rigorous for admittance. It's a state school, so you have your lazy kids & then also a lot of hard-working students that deserve to be there.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do the optional essay and resume!

    In three sentences

    The school is exciting and bustling with lots of opportunities. There's a large science and math emphasis, and tons of greek life; also, the arts programs have very good funding and support. Campus is tons of fun but Tallahassee is kinda dead.

  • 12/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Don't fall for the rape tunnel, it's perfectly safe! But always take safe precautions anyways just in case. Travel with buddies. Carry pepperspray (but no weapons, my RA carries a wrench which isn't a weapon but will cause some reason damage to anyone who may try to assault!)

    Greek Life

    There's tons of it. I'm not pledging, but tons of others are. Beware of specific frats that can be dangerous partiers!

    Clubs and Activities

    I do not lie when I say you can find practically any club. And they're all welcoming.

    Great for these types of students

    ALL!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    All the fountains on campus are registered swimming pools...jump in any time! There is a specific birthday fountain that people get thrown into on their birthdays!

    What to do for fun

    There's the strip on Tennessee, a few club, house parties, backyard parties (the best), frat parties (not always recommended), school events (like fairs, which always have free food and rides!), the Club Downunder (sometimes some really good bands are there), and even just walking around the campus and soaking in the atmosphere can be fun! The SLC movie theatre is also a hot spot for new and totally awesome movies that you haven't seen! The Phantom Theatre also has some quirky, old, campy movies! Don't miss out on the Rocky Horror Show...be prepared for sluts and characters and sexual games!

    Food and Dining

    I don't eat at the dining hall, but I know students who say it's okay - they prefer Fresh Foods (another place to eat). I love the Denny's and Chili's on campus...especially because Denny's is 24/7! I buy my own food...and I've learned the magic of cooking everything in a microwave (that you didn't even know you could!)

    Dorm Life

    I absolutely love it. There's always a small downside to having to share your room with another person, and sharing bathrooms is possibly the biggest downfall. But you experience the real college life, and who knows, you could love your roommate as much as I love mine (and it was random assignment!)

    Academic Rigor

    If you take the challenging classes, expect them to be challenging. Even the easy classes require you to do work. FSU isn't one of the top ranked public universities for nothing!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply as early as you can for housing, you don't want to be stuck in a dorm you don't want...or even worse, stuck with finding off campus housing! I live in Degraff and I absolutely love it.

    In three sentences

    This is an extremely versatile and open campus where a variety of students are joined together. Education is at its finest and the professors still find a way to keep up with individual students. There's loads of activities, clubs, and events for every kind of person.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Sporting Events. The Rez.

    Food and Dining

    A lot of options.

    Dorm Life

    Strong.

    Academic Rigor

    You can take as much as you want out of any major if you apply and love your subject manner.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study Hard. Take advantage of opportunities available. Enjoy.

    In three sentences

    Great college esthetically. Great Atmosphere. Strong Religion Department.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I love working with the organization Camp Kesem. We fundraise to put on a free week of summer camp for kids who have parents that have been affected by cancer. Also on nice days sitting out on Landis Green and people watching is a blast, and interesting.

    Food and Dining

    Swaunnee looks like the dining hall in hogwarts and for the most part the food is pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life I think is great for freshman year. It gives you a chance to get used to living on your own and teaches you alot about yourself when you have to live with someone else in such a close space. Yes, some dorms are nicer than others but it is the attitude you take towards it. If you have a poor attitude you will have a bad experience with the dorm you are living in.

    Academic Rigor

    It honestly depends on the classes you take and the effort you put into them. I graduated from the IB program with my diploma and am currently an Athletic Training major so my classes are science based and can be difficult at times.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved your first year and find something you feel passionate about. There is a group and community for everyone and the sooner you find that group the happier you will be with the school and your choice to go to FSU.

    In three sentences

    The campus of Florida State simply takes your breath away by the beautiful brick buildings and northern architecture. The atmosphere at football games is unlike any other and the sense of school spirit makes you feel like you are apart of something great. I love going to Florida State because of the sense of unity among the student body.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Sports lovers will adore the sport-oriented campus.

    Food and Dining

    SO MANY RESTAURANTS!

    Dorm Life

    It is such a fun atmosphere.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are unbeatable.

    In three sentences

    I was just wondering how the engineering college was.

  • 12/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    For the most part campus is very safe, but to those who like to wander around at 3 and 4 am, things might get a little sketchy. Campus security, like everywhere else, goofs up every once in a while and may fail to catch petty crooks but it is generally advised not to: go off alone at night (12am-5am..have a partner ladies); leave valuables in plain sight(leaving ipad on table while using restroom etc). But those things seem more common sense related.

    Greek Life

    Have a few friends in Multicultural sororities and two of my roommates are also in sororities. I personally am not a fan of them as you can get the same bonding experiences by joining one of the various clubs on campus and at a cheaper price. But to each their own.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's such a wide variety of clubs. All you need is to have the right motivation:)

    Great for these types of students

    Active and Intelligent people are encouraged to apply to FSU. Also people with a personality and want to focus on more than just 'passing'. Though getting good grades is important., we are also here to experience living on our own and to discover the world for ourselves.

    Bang for the buck

    Current raises in tuition are slightly troublesome but not a major factor...yet.

    What to do for fun

    If you like clubbing, there are a few around campus. There's also many sports events year round etc. I personally am a homebody, so fun to me was hanging out in my room watching netflix

    Food and Dining

    The food is ok, yet becomes very repetitive after a month or two of the same thing. I personally find the dining halls on campus ridiculously overpriced and unless you live in dorms that require a meal plan, I recommend going to the local supermarkets and making your own food. There are places around campus to eat, but it's wise to save money.

    Dorm Life

    Really depends on the person. If you like socializing and being talkative, dorm life is for you. If not it can be stressful and at times annoying, especially if you have rude roommates and inconsiderate hall mates.

    Academic Rigor

    Good selection of courses. Some teachers are way better than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to experience something new. Don't be concerned if you don't make close friends right off the bat.

    In three sentences

    Florida State is one of the best Florida schools. There are a lot of opportunities offered on campus, but one needs to take the initiative. Also, the people are nice for the most part.

  • 12/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Tallahassee in general is a very fun place with tons of nightlife locations within walking distance to campus. But even if clubs and bars aren't your thing there's a lot to do on campus including a bowling alley, Paint-a-Pot, a free movie theater, the gym, and usually a free event with food is hosted at least once a week. Also a park is owned by the school where FSU students can kayak, rock climb, swim, paddle board, and sail for free.

    Food and Dining

    There are two dining halls on campus which serve a variety of foods everyday. I mean some dishes are better than others but overall I find the food to taste pretty good. If you're not eating in the dining hall there are also a lot of restaurants on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I live in the honor's dorm which is extremely nice and clean as are the dorms of Broward, Gilchrest, Cawthon, Wildwood, and Jennee Murphee. However, I have found the community style dorms to be pretty run down and they have many mold/humidity issues.

    Academic Rigor

    I find the classes to be harder than high school but not overly difficult. You will be challenged to think critically and put in an effort but you will not be bored with mindnumbing classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply in the earliest application date possible. Don't procrastinate too much in class. And always go to your professor's office hours if you need help, they will be happy to see and assist you.

    In three sentences

    I am a current freshman at FSU and I am extremely glad to be here. There is always something to do on campus so you are entertained but challenged academically at the same time. Everyone on campus is friendly and you will always find someone to help if you need anything.

  • 12/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety could be improved. There are blue light poles scattered throughout campus with emergency buttons, but from what I have heard, it takes a while for someone to respond to the button being pushed. The campus police station is right on campus by some of the dorms, which is convenient. There is a Safe Bus program that you can call to drive you across campus so you don't have to walk alone in the dark, but sometimes it may take them awhile to get to you. The Night Nole is also a free bus service running at night that will take you various places off campus, which is nice.

    Greek Life

    I'm not involved, so can't say.

    Clubs and Activities

    LOTS to choose from, ranging from Greek life, sports teams, honor clubs, and service organizations. You just have to take a leap and get involved with one or a bunch.

    Great for these types of students

    ANY and ALL - just find your niche.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On your 21st birthday, or any birthday really, be prepared to be thrown into the Westcott fountain. Doesn't matter if it is the coldest night in December (which isn't cold compared to up North). I also know that people have been baptized in that fountain, as well as peed in it while drunk.

    Bang for the buck

    College is SO expensive, however Florida has one of the lower tuition rates, so I guess we can't complain as much. You just have to be conscious of everything you are spending money on, and just keep applying for more scholarships. I feel that I am getting a quality education here and also enjoying my time at FSU.

    What to do for fun

    There is a ton to do both on campus and off campus. The union puts on many events, such as carnivals and movies under the stars, as well as having an art center (paint pottery) and bowling alley. I loved going to see the free movies at the Student Life Center movie theater - they play lots of newly released hits. Landis green is a great place to hang out with friends, play Frisbee, sun bathe, and of course people watch! Don't miss seeing the circus, it is awesome and free for students. Check out the REZ, its 5 minutes from campus, has a lake where you can kayak/canoe, a little beach area, ropes course, volleyball -all free for students. FOOTBALL SATURDAYS! There's also lots of cool restaurants around Tallahassee.

    Food and Dining

    I thought the food got old really quickly. It was really convenient, the two dining halls are each close to the two sections of dorms (east side and west side of campus). I loved not having to cook every meal or do the dishes. There is always plenty of meal choices to choose from, but the foods tended to repeat and I would get bored of the same thing. I definitely had a preference for one dining hall (fresh foods) over the other. I loved that they served gator nuggets on the day we played the Florida Gators in football!

    Dorm Life

    Honestly it is not as bad as the rep it gets. It majorly depends on your roommate and specific dorm you are assigned. Some (east side ones) are much better than others. Yeah the rooms are small and there's not much privacy, but there is a sense of community between people on your floor (if you put in the effort to get to know them) and it is very convenient to live on campus so close to classes. I lived in the same dorm for my first two years, and very much enjoyed it, but I was definitely ready for an apartment my Junior year. One great plus of dorm life is having a meal plan - no meals to cook or dishes to wash! Just try to make it your own comfy space to feel at home; I brought in a piece of carpet to cover the cold tile floor and got a pet fish. Dorm life makes a nice transition for freshman students, instead of having to live on your own in an apartment your first year in college away from home.

    Academic Rigor

    There are a wide variety of attitudes towards academics here, just as I assume is the case at many other bug universities. Honestly, the different levels can be categorized by where people sit in huge lecture halls. Those in the back are in their pajamas and half asleep, not really attending class for the sake of learning. Those students in the middle rows care about getting a good grade, but don't stay in every weekend to study. Those students in the front rows are very dedicated to getting the most out of their education, and put academics as the priority in their life (nothing wrong with that!). Oh and of course there's those students who only show up on exam day... I found many of the basic classes to be fairly easy, but once you get into your major, the work gets much more serious and rigorous. There are many resources available to help you, such as free tutoring and a writing center to edit your papers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to get involved and try something new!! Especially as a freshman, you are bombarded with fliers and people telling you to join this club, come to some event, try out for a show, etc. Well grab a new friend or just someone who lives down the hall and go on an adventure to these new experiences! You never what you will enjoy until you try it!

    In three sentences

    I love the atmosphere, beauty, and traditions of FSU. It is huge, but at the same time you develop a close knit community of friends and classmates. There is always a bunch of different things going on that appeal to all kinds of students' interests.

  • 12/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Huge part of campus. A lot of students are involved. It is very exclusive if you are not part of one.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many different clubs for anyone. You can always start your own club as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Getting pushed into the main fountain on your 21st birthday is the biggest tradition.

    What to do for fun

    Potbellys is always pretty relaxing. If you want a club there is the collesium or bajas and rokbar.

    Food and Dining

    It is really repetitive in the cafeterias but they is plenty of other places on and off campus to eat. A lot of places deliver as well.

    Dorm Life

    Not the nicest place on campus, but depends on your dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the classes are pretty easy, it really depends on your major though. Professors have a lot of office hours to help out too.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved right away, it really helps you to fit in and become part of the university. Even though dorms suck, I recommend them for freshman year.

    In three sentences

    The professors are really into what they teach and football and sports are huge here. Greek life is also really big here, there is always a lot to do if you want to go out. Overall it is a well-rounded school.

  • 12/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a text alert system that the university uses that allows the university to warn students of any dangers and to also keep the student up to date on issues.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On a student's birthday (traditionally the 21st birthday) their friends will take them to one of the many fountains on campus (traditionally Wescott Fountain) and throw them into the fountain. The student isn't a true Seminole until this has been done!

    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs and activities, there even is a free movie theater on campus!

    Food and Dining

    Certain dining halls are not as good as others but the food is always good.

    Dorm Life

    I live in Landis Hall and have for two years now and absolutely love it!

    Academic Rigor

    There are courses for eveyone and every level of dificulty.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely explore every opportunity offered, the university has wonderful clubs, activities, and scholarly opportunities that are directed solely at the students.

    In three sentences

    This university is exactly the school I needed and everything I never knew I wanted. The campus is small and very connected to the surrounding city, and everything needed is within walking distance. The professors are wonderful and are very passionate about their given subjects.

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There have never been any problems with robbery, rape, vandalism, etc. since I have been here. However, avoid the frenchtown section of town which is located in the direction behind Degraff hall/McDonald's on Tennessee st.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is big at FSU. Do not let the system intimidate you if your a girl but be prepared for a hectic rushing experience for fall rush and stay true to yourself and where you think you belong aka dont let others influence your decisions.

    Clubs and Activities

    Something for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The chop and war chant. greatest college tradition ever invented. Tomahawks is a great sports bar to catch any sporting events with great food too. Also, you'll often see food trucks around the Tallahassee area and a lot of them have some pretty fantastic food!

    Bang for the buck

    Cheaper than in-state tuition in Illinois.

    What to do for fun

    Anything and everything.Like the outdoors? The FSU reservation is for you. They have kayaking, outdoor trips, rock walls, beach volleyball, etc. Like sports? Talented or not Intramural sports are incredibly fun and a great way to meet people. Interested in Greek life? With 16 sororities and 23 Fraternities there is something for everyone. Want to go out? The bars and clubs you only have to be 18 to get in. the strip is literally a strip mall of bars on Tennessee st that a lot of kids go to.

    Food and Dining

    Lets be honest, its awful college dorm food. Fresh Foods is always better than Suwannee food. Utilize those flexbucks at the Union!

    Dorm Life

    The honors dorms are definitely the nicest so if you get accepted to the program definitely accept for even this factor. A lot of suite styles are nice the community style ones are what you want to avoid.

    Academic Rigor

    Some people view it as a lesser school academically, however, it is definitely not easy. Expect a greater work load than high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in as many clubs, intramural teams, Greek life, and anything else that interests you as soon as you can! Don't be afraid to meet new people, and GO TO ALL THE FOOTBALL GAMES!

    In three sentences

    FSU is the best choice I could have made for college. Its a great school, has a ton of school pride, good football team, its fun, different, and most of all its WARM. As an our to state student they provided me with more financial aid than any other school I applied to, even in state at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • 11/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is extremely diverse. You can ether go to the dining halls which offer a variety of options for all three meals a day. You can also visit the restaurants on campus such as Chili's, subways, Starbucks, etc.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is how you make it. You can either stay inside your room doing whatever it is that you like to do, or you can get out and meet people. Every day you meet someone new and make friends very quickly. Dorming is the best thing a college freshman can do in order to get out and meet others.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics can get hard only if you make it hard for yourself. If you believe you can stroll by and get your grades by doing nothing it is not going to happen. You have to study and work your tail off in order to get what you want here.

  • 11/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe but in a big city there is always crime.

    Greek Life

    Although only 17% is Greek it is highly recommended.

    Clubs and Activities

    It has so much to offer you couldn't possibly do it all.

    Great for these types of students

    Must be outgoing, flexible, have an open mind and enjoy meeting a diverse group of people.

    Bang for the buck

    Excellent education for the in state price!

    What to do for fun

    There is way too much to list. However all the colleges in Florida road trip to Tallahassee when they want to have fun on big occasions!

    Food and Dining

    The food is not great. There are a lot of dining options though. Greek life provides food all week.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are not great I would much rather live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to keep up on the work but it is not overwhelming and you can maintain a social life if you balance effectively.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go on the tour to make sure it's for you. The college spirit is infectious and you get more out of it if you commit to bleeding garnet and gold!

    In three sentences

    Excellent choice for someone who wants an urban environment with a small town feel. Greek life makes it a small college within a huge university.

  • 11/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has it's own police system and the department is right next to my dorm. They drive around a lot and they have what is called the blue trail, FSU guardian, SAFE connection, RAD and many other programs worth looking into!

    Greek Life

    I hear it's great, there is over like 50 of them to choose from!

    Clubs and Activities

    I do Swim Club, Tri-Beta, Aspiring Medical Professionals, Ballroom Dancing, Hall Ambassadors, Alpha Omega- C5 and Success Coaching and I enjoy it all. There is truly something for everyone here!

    Great for these types of students

    Social and self-motivated!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Get thrown into Westcott Fountain on your birthday and you can swim in all of the fountains because they are legal swimming pools.

    Bang for the buck

    Lots of unexpected stuff comes with your tuition including public bus system. Also get into sports events and libraries and the gym for free with the card. Just be sure to take advantage of the free stuff!!

    What to do for fun

    FSU reservation for canoeing and FSU football games of course. Flying High circus when it preforms is a must (one of 2 circus programs on college campuses in the country). Lot's of parties and clubs to go to on weekends.

    Food and Dining

    Lot's of variety of restaurants but none are open on Sunday and dining halls don't open until late on weekends. I wouldn't say that the meal plan is worth it, I have friends that have it and have to force themselves to use it. There is constantly free food on campus so I rarely have to buy food at all.

    Dorm Life

    The community style dorms are very social. A great way to meet people is to blast music with your door open the first week, worked for me, that is how I met my best friends!

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your major, science is tricky but it will be wherever you go! Got a great buisness, hospitality and film school is what I hear!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan to attend FSU, try to brush up on your football knowledge first because the noles are big football fans!

    In three sentences

    I love it here at FSU! There is always something going on and they are very student centered. You get all of the opportunities of a large school but at the same time you get the benefits of a small school.

  • 11/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have blue lights all around, so if you feel unsafe, push the button on a pole and someone will be there in two minutes to help you, SAFE bus which is a free shuttle to get you home, and there are police officers everywhere. And as our lead police officer likes to say, there's the police and the PO-lice, and what FSU's got is the PO-lice Which essentially means they are real police officers, and can make arrests and all the other stuff, not just rent-a-cops to give an air of safety.

    Greek Life

    Really big here, but not super important, obviously. I personally am not a part of one and still have a great time!

    Clubs and Activities

    600+ clubs on campus, there's even a directory of them online for you to find your niche!

    Great for these types of students

    People that want a big college experience, with lots of sports and tailgating and partying, but still with a good offering of classes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The garnet and gold guys are great! Before home games two guys, one covered in garnet glitter, and one in gold glitter, run amuck on campus! Make sure to get a picture with them! The westcott fountain in front of Ruby Diamond is the annual birthday dunk site, where you get throw in by your friends and have to swim a lap for every year you're turning.

    Bang for the buck

    State college, but with some really hard core classes. We have a nationally renowned Mag-lab. Don't ask me what it does though...

    What to do for fun

    Firstly you have the football games, and women's soccer (we're really good), basketball and the like. We're a pretty sport central school, lol. There's plenty of clubs in the area, but as for things on campus, we have the (EXTREMELY CHEAP) bowling alley, Crenshaw Lanes. It's a pool hall and friday nights are cosmic bowling, for $10.00 per hour per lane for up to 12 people, plus the $2.50 shoe rental, such a deal. The Student Life Cinema plays movies constantly for free, not ones in Theaters, but still good picks, some recent, some oldies but goodies. There's plenty of clubs with all sorts of events, plenty of churches if that's what you're into, club Downunder features comedy and music acts FSU students get into for free. A virtual wealth of things to do for free and still more to do on the cheap!

    Food and Dining

    Aramark is on charge of the food on campus and flexbucks can be used at the on campus Chilis, Pollo Tropical, Starbucks, Miso, Papa John's, and a few other neat restaurants. Suwannee is pretty good, and so is Fresh foods (although it's better in summer)

    Dorm Life

    I actually don't live on the dorms, but my friends say it's pretty good. Kellum smells a little weird and it's small, Salley is supposed to look like a jail, but the suite style dorms can get really nice!

    Academic Rigor

    There's a LOT of material covered every day, but have no fear! Teachers are there for you, plus recitations for the sciences, and free tutoring at ACE!

    Tips for prospective students

    even though this is a state school, it's still difficult to get in here. Make sure you keep your grades and SAT scores up, and if you do well enough, you might be admitted to the honors college, which means first chance at registration, and getting all the classes you want!

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love my school! Between the stunning campus, our excellent engineering school, and so many study abroad opportunities My next 3 and a half years are going to be awesome! So looking forward to them!

  • 11/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    6 bus routes that take you on and off campus. Safe bus after 7pm that takes you on campus anywhere you want to go.

    Clubs and Activities

    Hundreds of clubs. You're bound to find something you're interested in.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Wednesday, we have Market Wednesday where vendors come out and sell cute clothes and other items, the sororities and fraternities stroll, clubs come out and advertise, and many events take place.

    Bang for the buck

    Honestly, I love every day that I am at Florida State. It's just a great experience. Words can't even begin to describe it.

    What to do for fun

    Parties are the main sources of entertainment since Tallahassee is a college town. There's something going on literally every day. Social events around campus are always fun too.

    Food and Dining

    There are two cafeterias, Suwanees and Fresh Foods. Fresh Foods is the better of the two, you just have to go on the good days. Check the menu online before you go to be on the safe side. There are different food places on campus though, like Chili's, Denny's, Subway, Pollo Tropical, and Papa Johns. There's also a smoothie shop, a salad place, and hot dog stands around campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life depends on which dorm you stay in. Salley, Smith and Kellum are the worst dorms but they are very social. People are always in the hallways and on the first floor socializing. Dorm life is a good freshman experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes aren't that hard as long as you study and go to class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, don't get distracted too easily because Tallahassee is full of distractions. Look at reviews for your teachers before you take them. Go to class and whenever you can, buy the study guide for the tests.

    In three sentences

    Very diverse, the people are very friendly. Many resources to help you do good in class. Perfect balance of academics and party life.

  • 11/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've always felt safe on campus, its just important to be aware of your surroundings and to always travel prepared for an emergency as well as travel with people if its at night. We have the SAFEBUS that takes youwhere on campus from 10:30-2:30 so it's always beneficial to use.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very big hear at FSU. PArties, Crushes, Pregmaes, Philathropies, Socials, Bonding, Sisterhood & Brotherhood: all great aspects of being in one. It's an automatic ticket into making friends and getting involved as well as making alot of connections. It is however, not for everyone and not necessary. I, personally, am not in a sorority and I do basically everything and more that Greek Life girls also do. I attend crushes, go out where they are, attend pregames, the works. I just don't have the 'label'. Don't feel like it's necessary in college but if you want to go for it (especcially guys). Once you find your clique, it's worth it.

    Great for these types of students

    If your into the house music lifestyle and want to experience it every week, Coliseum hosts several Dj's each week including Bingo Players, Knife Party, Dada Life, Fedde Le GRand, and so much more! Come out for a great time!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Landis Greene is one of my locations. On a beautiful day it's great to just lay out and tan, study, chat with friends, play with pets, picninc, stare at the stars, gather after a long night out. I've met so many people at that fountain, it's become kind of a landmark.

    Bang for the buck

    Great party life and good grubbin'. Chipotle, Chick fil A, Gordo's, Mr. Roboto's and Jimmy johns, all but a couple of blocks away from campus. Perfect munching food.

    What to do for fun

    Fun is the definition of Florida State University. It's named one of the biggest party schools in the nation and it holds that reputation. Several bars for underclassmen including Potbellys, Painted Lady, Yiannis. Several clubs such as Baja's Beachclub, and LIT. Coliseum is our biggest club featuring world known DJ's, such as kaskade, Dada Life, Tiesto, come in every week. Pools in several neighborhoods are cool weekend party spots when you wanna catch alittle sun. On campus activities such as ultimate frisbee on Landis and any clubs you can find also contribute to the fun aspect of the Florida State Lifestyle.

    Food and Dining

    Meal plans on campus were honestly very helpful. Being a stressed out college student, food should be one thing that you shouldnt have to worry about. When you're hungry you ate and left without worrying about groceries, cooking, etc. Though the meals may not have been as appetizing as you would usually eat at home, it was edible and good for the most part. Suwanee had excellent wraps, salads, and dinner meals. Fresh Foods had excellent pizza and dessert. The union and other restaurants on campus were also very good and if you have a meal plan, feel very blessed. Bon apetit!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life deserves 3 stars. Honestly it just depends on what you get. Best advice anyone has ever given me: apply for housing EARLY. Community style dorms are quite repulsive if you ask me. Several of my friends lived in them and quite frankly they were awful. Fortunately for my friends, they ended up making so many friends in this community style way of living that after a while, they didnt mind living there. I guess that's why it's considered 'community living' You're barely in your room anyway. As for the lucky ones like myself that got excellent suitestyle dorm life, your rooms are much bigger and you also can make friends with your suitemates. Your bathroom is in your room and is shared amongst 4 people. I was very pleased with my stay here, but no need to fret if you dont make it. This college is so great, it honestly becomes the least of your worries where you live.

    Academic Rigor

    All of my professors in all of my classes have been extremely helpful and I feel very much able to cope with the amount of work. Granted there are times when you can be overwhelmed, but the library, tutoring, and office hours have always been so helpful. I've done very well in all of my classes here.

    Tips for prospective students

    For first time students, I would definately recomend starting off your first semester here during the Summer. They're less people so it's not so overwhelming, you get to meet all of them since they are technically in the same position as you, and you get some classes out of the way while also accompanying yourself to a new atmosphere and way of life. It was one of the best summer's of my life and taught me alot about life.

    In three sentences

    Choosing Florida State University as my college of choice was one of the best decisions I've ever made. It's help mold me into the person I am and the person I want to be. I would rate this school on a star scale, 5 stars.

  • 11/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is extremely safe. There are on-site police everywhere and there a blue buttons located all over campus, if you hit the button, a bright light flashes and alarms police to come to that spot if you are in danger.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is definitely big at FSU. There are so many different sororities and fraternities for everyone. They are very involved and have big socials and events that are tons of fun. Don't worry if greek life isn't your thing though, you won't be bored without it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is every club you can imagine. Clubs for almost every culture, for religions, music, art, anything. Get involved!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A big tradition on campus is getting thrown into Westcott Fountain on your birthday. There is also the kissing bench and Legacy Fountain on Landis Green. All fountains are chlorinated, so it is allowed to go in the fountains to cool off.

    Bang for the buck

    Everything added up can be a little pricey, but it isn't more than any other public university in the state. Even with the costs though, it is definitely worth going there.

    What to do for fun

    There is always different stuff going on on campus. Movies, free food, bowling, games, etc. are just some of the things you can experience without even leaving campus. You can also join a sorority/fraternity and have fun that way. Off campus also has everything you can imagine to do for fun.

    Food and Dining

    Dining halls are buffet style and the food is actually very good. Menu changes daily, so you get a variety of options. There is also a food court area with places such as Papa Johns, Freshens, Miso, and Pollo Tropical. There is also Starbucks, Subway, Salad Creations, Denny's, and Einstein's all on campus. Very good overall.

    Dorm Life

    Depends on the dorm, there are certainly ones that aren't as nice as others. Overall though, they aren't too bad and are nicely kept up.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes really aren't too hard if you are willing to put the effort in. Going to class is important and studying a good amount always helps.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should make sure the school has the program they are interested in majoring in. They should also take a tour of the campus to see if FSU is a place they would like to be at.

    In three sentences

    Florida State University is a great school all around. It is a beautiful school with a lot of history with great teachers, athletics, and students. It is an excellent school to pursue a degree in and is a prestigious honor to attend here.

  • 11/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Sketchy off campus, be smart and you'll be fine

    Clubs and Activities

    Literally about 6000 clubs to choose from

    What to do for fun

    Nightlife is good for sure, number 10 ranked football team, ACC champion mens basketball team, national baseball tournament host team.

    Food and Dining

    Food is ok, good variety.

    Dorm Life

    Depends on what you want to pay, apartments are more affordable though.

    Academic Rigor

    Hard, but manageable if you put in the time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for every scholarship possible. Don't be afraid to get involved, it'll be the best decision you ever make

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love florida state and this community. There truly is something here for everyone. I have become more involved than i ever would have imagined.

  • 11/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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